With the launch of Disney+ in the US on November 12 set to rival the likes of Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix, we thought we’d take a look at which streaming provider offers the best value for money.

So, who came out on top?

Well, there’s one clear winner that’s at least 106 percent cheaper than the other providers – Amazon Prime.

Netflix vs Amazon vs Hulu vs Disney+

ServiceCost per Month# of Movies# of TV ShowsTotal # of TitlesCost per Title
Amazon Prime$12.9923119195525074$0.00052
Netflix$8.99 (basic)375615255281$0.00170
Hulu$5.99 (basic)134113612702$0.00222

Amazon Prime offers the biggest library by far

Despite Amazon Prime being the most expensive per month, the total number of titles in its library sets it head and shoulders above the rest. With a total library size of 25,074, it offers over 190 percent more titles than Disney+, 161 percent more than Hulu, and 130 percent more than Netflix.

On a cost-per-title basis, this makes Amazon Prime nearly 183 percent cheaper than Disney+, 124 percent cheaper than Hulu, and over 106 percent cheaper than Netflix.

Disney+ gives you access to an extensive back catalog

While Disney+ is the least cost-effective streaming option available on our list, it won’t be something die-hard Disney fans want to miss. Not only are there films dating back as far as the 1940s, including Swiss Family Robinson (1940) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947), but Disney has thrown a few originals into the mix, too. These include the live-action remake of The Lady and the Tramp, The Mandalorian (a live-action spinoff series of Star Wars), and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Disney+ will also be made available in Canada and the Netherlands, followed by New Zealand and Australia later on in the month. The launch will then continue in other countries throughout 2020 and 2021.

We will be checking in to see how cost-effective Disney+ is in these countries as well.

Which streaming provider should you opt for?

If you’re looking for variety and value for money, Amazon Prime is the clear winner here. But if you’re looking for a catalog of nostalgic must-watches or award-winning original movies and series, Disney+ or Netflix may be the answer for you.


https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/14/20913417/disney-plus-launch-lineup-marvel-star-wars-pixar-tv-shows-movies-simpsons-national-geographic (Disney+ figures)

https://www.justwatch.com/ (Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime figures)