Disney Plus and Amazon Prime are two of the most popular streaming platforms in Mexico. The quality of the services they offer has allowed them to successfully enter our market, although this is still dominated by Netflix, according to various surveys. However, opinion studies themselves indicate that more and more clients are hiring the services of one of these two companies.
If you are thinking of doing it yourself, surely you have already realized that choosing between one or the other platform is a rather complicated decision since both services are attractive and very complete. To help you make the right decision and thus guarantee a good investment, we have investigated both platforms, their programming, the facilities they offer, the rates, and the opinion of the users who use them to enjoy movies and television. If you want to know these and other details, continue with us.
Amazon Prime Video
The global e-commerce giant launched its streaming platform in Mexico at the end of 2016. It was very well received by customers and to date, the number of subscribers has only increased, reaching 918 thousand on last year, which speaks highly of the quality of their service.
Amazon Prime members can enjoy more than a thousand films, series, and documentaries of all genres, produced by such successful companies as Universal or Paramount Pictures and aimed at different age groups.
Of these materials, around 190 are original titles of the company, which has spent years investing in the creation of exclusive content, a strategy that has turned out to be very positive given the withdrawal of some of its proposals due to the exclusivity policy of other platforms with Disney Plus. Also included are several national titles such as “El Candidato” or “Pan y Circo”.
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Most of these productions are in English, but the subtitles are available in several languages, including Spanish, so there will be no problems. You can enjoy them in Full HD and 4K, in addition, it has HDR options for compatible devices.
To contract the Amazon Prime Video service you must register as an Amazon Prime customer through this e-commerce page. It is a very simple and intuitive procedure that will only take a few minutes. Once you finish, the company offers a free trial period that lasts for 30 days, and the monthly subscription costs 99 Mexican pesos while the annual one is $ 899.
These rates not only include the Amazon Prime Video service but also give the customer the possibility of enjoying not a few benefits including free shipping, discounts on shipping products from the United States, discounts on Amazon Family, as well as access to Amazon Music with its more than two million songs and to Prime Gaming.
Returning to the characteristics of the streaming platform, each Amazon Prime Video account can be used simultaneously from three devices. It is compatible with most browsers: Android, iOS, Smart TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV.
It is very easy to use and customers can find very interesting resources such as the connection with IMDb, which allows them to find information about the materials that are showing, the actors, the soundtrack, among other details.
Undoubtedly, the facilities offered by hiring Amazon Prime and its cheap price are very attractive, so it is not surprising that so many customers choose it.
The streaming platform of the mouse company arrived in our country in November of last year and only in 24 hours, thousands of people became members and today the number continues to grow, as does the catalog available in it.
In its library are available children’s and family audiovisuals from LucasFilm, Marvel, Pixar, Fox, or National Geographic in addition to all Disney materials, the content is available in 4K, HDR, and Double Vision.
In the programming section, Disney Plus has made a move that has put all streaming companies in check since it has acquired a large part of the Marvel catalog, which has caused other platforms to have had to say goodbye to them.
Another achievement of the platform, recently announced, is the launch of Star Plus, a complimentary service that will offer materials for adults, which will compensate a bit for the criticism about the lack of content for this audience. However, to enjoy it, you will have to pay an additional fee that has not yet been specified.
Like Amazon Prime, Disney Plus includes national titles on its grid. Precisely, this month the Chaparreando series is released, whose production has been in charge of Eugenio Derbez and has Omar Chaparro in its main role.
Hiring the service is from the official website of Disney Plus and has many complications. The monthly subscription has a value of 159 pesos and the annual one of $ 1,559. Paying an additional 245 pesos per month, you can access the content of ESPN Plus and the version with Hulu ads. It also includes a seven-day trial period. Credit cards, debit cards, or Paypal accounts can be used to pay the subscription fees.
The account can be used from four different devices and seven user profiles can be created. Accessing it is possible from any device that has internet access, be it TV, tablets, computers, smartphones, Xbox, among others.
Among its most praised options is parental control, one of the most reliable of all streaming platforms and which follows the spirit of the company
Disney Plus or Amazon Prime Video ?: Final Decision
Both platforms provide services of excellence, hence they are among those preferred by users, not only in Mexico but also in the world. Disney Plus shines for its wide catalog for children, adolescents, and young people, the exclusivity of its proposals, and the simultaneous accessibility facilities that it offers for an incredible price, although higher than that of Amazon Prime Video. For its part, this platform, although quantitatively, its proposals are smaller, its variety is much greater, there are more opportunities to find options for all ages and it has very good materials, as well as a fairly wide collection of original materials. In addition, the streaming service is complemented by other benefits that are very attractive and useful. The choice depends on your demands and needs.