Netflix versus HBO, which of these streaming services does it for you? Here's everything you need to know.
In 2015, Netflix put out 450 hours of original programming as against HBO’s 401. Some of Netflix’s popular original shows include “House of Cards,” “Narcos (2015),” “Orange is the New Black,” “Daredevil (2015),” “Sense 8 (2015),” “Bloodline (2015)” while HBO’s include “Game of Thrones,” "Togetherness (2015)," “The Brink (2015)” “Broadwalk Empire,” “True Blood” among others.
In January, Netflix went live in more than 130 countries, Nigeria and Kenya inclusive. HBO Now, which was launched to compete against Netflix, is available in more than 50 countries, reaching over 35 million subscribers.
Netflix costs a basic $7.99, its standard subscription goes for $9.99, while premium is for $11.99. It also offers 30-day free trial, while HBO Now goes for $14.99 a month, and also offers a 30-day free trial.
Aside from HBO, Amazon is also a strong competitor. Amazon just started offering its streaming service for $9 a month, undercutting Netfix’s $10 per month standard fee.
After two years of subscription at $8 per month, Netflix is set to hike their prices by 25 percent, an increment expected to hit 17 to 22 million U.S. subscribers.
Netflix ended March with $12.3 billion pledged to Internet streaming rights, an amount almost double the $5.6 billion it spent at the end of 2012. The streaming platform recently revealed that it is expected to increase its spending on movie and TV content from an estimated $5 billion in 2016 to over $6 billion in 2017.
From January through March, Netflix added 6.7 million subscribers, bringing its worldwide total to 81.5 million. After the company predicted that it would add just 2.5 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2016, its stock price dropped by nearly 8 percent on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Despite Netflix’s fast growth in producing original content, HBO won 43 Emmys in 2015, beating every other network. Netflix's original programs collected four Emmys, while Amazon collected three.
Which of these streaming service is your favourite ?
Watch trailer of Netflix 2015 original show "Narcos" below.