Netflix, Prime Video, Sky or Joyn: the streaming size comparison

How high is the interest in Amazon Prime Video, Disney +, Netflix and Co. in a streaming comparison? (C) Amazon, Disney, Netflix; Image montage: DailyGame

Netflix, Amazone Prime Video, Sky X/Go/Ticket, Disney+ und Joyn: All these services attract new viewers. More and more exclusive offers are published to the Streaming range to increase. But who is ahead? Or is there even a head-to-head race? Who will be most in Streaming comparison retrieved?

Streaming is becoming more and more popular, also in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Now, getting movies and series has become so popular that it is according to estimates in 2019 was blamed for 80% of the increase in global traffic. By the On-Demand-Streaming it is possible to start playback during the transfer. Thanks to intermediate buffering, we experience seamless playback of the media, even in high-resolution 4K.

The big streaming comparison:


Netflix was founded on August 29, 1997 in California (USA). It stands for Net (short for Internet) and “flicks” (the English term for films) and is a chargeable one Streaming provider and deals with the production of films and series. The US company was founded in 1997 as an online video store and was busy shipping DVDs and Blu-rays to subscribers.

Since 2007 Netflix active in the video-on-demand business. The library now has over 3,000 film and television programs. As of last year, the service has over 200 million paid subscriptions, with over 70 million from the United States and Canada.

ANYA TAYLOR-JOY as BETH HARMON in “The Queen’s Gambit”, the mini-series that aroused great interest. – (C) PHIL BRAY / NETFLIX

Uses for its IT infrastructure Netflix the Amazon Web Services. In contrast to almost everyone else Streaming providers great importance is attached to accessibility. This allows viewers to customize the subtitles. In addition, almost all films and series are made available in several languages.

What does Netflix cost me? Basic membership is available for € 7.99 per month, but you only get an SD resolution and can view the service on one device. With the standard membership for 12.99 euros per month, you can watch the programs in HD and watch them on two devices at the same time. For 17.99 euros per month you get the 4K resolution and can watch it on 4 devices at the same time. Of the Netflix-Account is therefore also often shared with family or friends in order to reduce costs.

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Im Streaming comparison Netflix has the largest offer compared to the other providers.

Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video (or formerly Amazon Instant Video) is an online video library and offers video-on-demand and is operated by the online shipping giant Amazon. It emerged from the merger with the online video library Lovefilm operated by Amazon on February 26, 2014.

In addition to films and series that can be called up, there are also a large number of “Prime Video Channels”. These can be subscribed to individually and are to be viewed like classic pay TV. There are channels such as Animax Plus (anime films and series), Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, E! Entertainment Celebrity news and reality shows, Geo Television, Eurosport 2 XTRA (including the Bundesliga Live), Home or Horror, MTV +, RTL Crime, Syfy Horror and many more.

Truth Seekers © Amazon Prime Video

Truth Seekers © Amazon Prime Video

Truth Seekers © Amazon Prime Video

Since 2013 there have been a lot of in-house productions from Amazon Studios that are made available on Prime Video.

What does Amazon Prime Video cost me? Membership costs 7.99 euros a month or 69 euros a year. In addition to the film and series offers, you get access to over two million songs from Prime Music, free shipping with no minimum order value, Prime Reading and access to the Kindle lending library. As a student, the subscription costs you only half as much.

Im Streaming comparison to the other providers offers Amazon Prime Video the most extensive selection, which is also upgraded with pay channels and films to buy.

Sky X/Go/Ticket

Sky X/Go/Ticket can only be used via the app. The Streaming application can either be purchased individually or automatically included with every Sky subscription, at no additional cost. But be careful: not every television has the Sky Go / Ticket app.

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In return you get the “Sky program when and where you want”, as it is called in the advertising. The Sky X / Go app is for PC and Mac from Windows 7 and macOS 10.9. available. The service is available on mobile devices from iOS 9.0, Android 5 and Huawei.

The exclusive service is currently also holding cinema premieres in times of Corona, such as Wonder Woman 1984, which will be presented “exclusively” on Sky Cinema before it opens on February 18, 2021.

What does Sky X / Go / Ticket cost me? In Austria there are two offers too Sky X. With the “Fiction and Live TV” package you get exclusive premieres and over 1,000 films on demand from 12 euros per month for the first six months. After that, the package costs 19.99 euros per month. Optionally you can use a Sky X Streaming Box for 19.99 euros. There is also a “Sport and Live TV” package with the Austrian Bundesliga, the UEFA Champions League, the German Bundesliga and the Premier League. For 24 euros a month (or 34.99 euros after six months) you get both packages in one.

Im Streaming comparison with the other services it offers Sky X/Go/Ticket some exclusive HBO and AMC series that you won’t get to see this early anywhere else.


The newest service in this lineup is Disney+. The offer has been available since March 2020 and offers an extensive library of the Disney films and series. There were also exclusive series such as Star Wars: The Mandalorian in 2020/2021. The program is divided into Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star sections.

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney +. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

On February 23rd, Disney + is bringing “Star”. This also makes the service more expensive by 2 euros per month or 20 euros per year. The app can be installed and accessed on almost any device.

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What will Disney + cost me? From February 23, 2021, the normal price will be EUR 8.99 per month or EUR 89.90 per year. There is currently a 20% promotion, so the subscription costs 6.99 euros per month or 69.99 euros per year.


Joyn replaced the two Streaming Services Max cathedrals and 7TV. The service has been available since June 2019 and offers 50 live TV channels from Germany. With “Joyn Plus+“You get the premium subscription and get numerous films and series, some of which are even exclusive Joyn to run.

Unlike all the others featured Streaming Services offers Joyn no mobile downloads, no language selection or subtitles or timeshift functions. After the service from ProSiebenSat. 1, there are no RTL group channels from Germany.

What will Joyn cost me? The monthly subscription costs 6.99 euros, an annual subscription 80 euros. You can also test the ProSiebenSat.1 media group’s offer for one month free of charge, but you have to decide on a payment method beforehand (and then cancel in good time if you don’t want to extend the subscription).

Im Streaming comparison to other offers offers Joyn little exclusive content.

Comparison – Which streaming service generates the most interest?

Together with were the Streaming Services for 2020 evaluated according to the interest of the viewers. The values ​​were collected for Germany:

month Netflix Prime Video Disney+ Sky Joyn
January 35% 34% 11% 5%
February 37% 36% 10% 5%
March 34% 34% 8% 10% 4%
April 32% 34% 16% 9% 4%
May 33% 31% 16% 9% 4%
June 32% 31% 15% 9% 4%
July 32% 32% 14% 8% 3%
August 32% 33% 13% 7% 3%
September 31% 34% 13% 7% 3%
October 33% 34% 13% 7% 3%
November 33% 35% 14% 7% 4%
December 33% 35% 15% 7% 4%

It is clear that the interest values ​​have shifted with the market launch of Disney +, at the expense of Netflix and Sky. Prime Video was even able to increase its share slightly by the end of the year.

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