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Streaming Analytics – August 2021

We combed through the databases of the world’s top streaming services, picked out the very best movies that each has to offer, and ran them each through a battery of analytic tests to determine which service provides the best cinematic offerings this month. Each streaming site’s content was indexed and ranked based on film quality and watchability, as well as overall catalogue consistency.


Amongst the contenders are Amazon’s Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max, and Hulu. We left Disney+ off of our entry list because its content availability doesn’t change much month to month compared to the other services. This ranking is for movies only – no TV.


August 2021 RESULTS


Netflix was the winner this month, topping out scores with a 790 overall catalogue quality rating. Amazon Prime was a notch below at a 777 score, while HBO Max and Hulu fell even further behind with scores in the 760 range.


Netflix, HBO, and Hulu all had very solid consistency marks in the 90% range, whereas Amazon came in a little bit behind with only an 84% consistency this month.


Amazon’s high quality score coupled with its lower consistency marks means that the caliber of its content is a little erratic this month: headliner hits like Rear Window and Knives Out are buoying Amazon’s quality score, yet movies on the other side of the spectrum like 30 Days of Night and Coming 2 America also appear in Amazon’s queue this month, dragging down the consistency.


Netflix

Quality: 790

Consistency: 89%


Amazon Prime

Quality: 777

Consistency: 84%


HBO Max

Quality: 766

Consistency: 89%


Hulu

Quality: 762

Consistency: 90%