A recent industry analysis in South Africa has revealed that Amazon Prime Video offers the best bang for your buck compared to other streaming services.
According to the report, Amazon Prime Video is closely followed by Netflix and Showmax, with Acorn TV, Apple TV+, and Britbox proving to be the most expensive per title.
The report compared streaming services in South Africa regarding price per title, price per movie, and price per series to determine the most cost-effective service for movie and series fans.
For the comparison, the report only considered subscriptions that allow streaming at a minimum resolution of 720p. Therefore, selecting Netflix’s Standard plan as its lower plans only go up to 480p.
Considering the overall price per title, the report notes that Amazon Prime Video is the most cost-effective, offering 9,572 titles for US$4.39 a month — less than one cent per title.
Netflix’s standard subscription comes second to Amazon, with a catalogue comprising 5,940 titles at US$8.84 a month.
MultiChoice’s Showmax streaming service is close behind Netflix, with 2,165 titles at US$5.50 a month.
The report highlights that South Africa’s most expensive international streaming service is Acorn TV, followed by Apple TV+ and Britbox, respectively.
However, it is essential to note that Britbox specialises in British programming. At the same time, Acorn TV focuses on content produced by commonwealth countries.