1. xraiderv1's Avatar
    I apologize in advance if this is the wrong section for this thread, if so, admins, could you please move to the appropriate section?
    ok..so I have a conumdrum.

    google play movies and tv.


    amazon prime video.

    which app is better?

    eg which one delivers better quality video, smoother playback, smaller file size etc?
    12-28-2019 09:44 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    In my experience, the Google Play Movies app is slightly better than Prime Video. When I start a move on Prime Video, it seems to stay lower resolution for a little longer than on Google Play Movies (but this is only a matter of several seconds).
    12-29-2019 01:21 AM
  3. xraiderv1's Avatar
    Is that when playing a downloaded movie or when streaming?
    12-29-2019 08:40 AM
  4. me just saying's Avatar
    amazon prime just updated their app so it would be difficult to tell which is better right now.

    12-29-2019 08:44 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is that when playing a downloaded movie or when streaming?
    Streaming. Downloaded movies should play without difficulty.
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    12-29-2019 10:56 AM
  6. xraiderv1's Avatar
    now..when downloaded, is there any difference in quality between the two apps?
    12-29-2019 11:12 AM
  7. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Also they have different offerings. Google play is only rent or buy. Amazon Prime Video has media available for free if you are a prime subscriber.
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    12-29-2019 11:54 AM
  8. xraiderv1's Avatar
    I'm asking cause if the quality is identical or similar enough to not be apparent..then I can shelve my plans to buy a bigger memory card for my tablet(phone would get the card currently in said tablet) cause the file size of say, the martian(extended edition) is smaller on amazon vs play movies.

    I just need sound advice on that is all.
    12-29-2019 01:09 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't have any exact numbers, but I've never noticed a significant difference in overall quality between Prime Video and Google Play Movies.
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    12-29-2019 02:34 PM
  10. xraiderv1's Avatar
    so..quality wise....pretty much indistinguishable?
    12-29-2019 09:01 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's what I'm saying, but keep in mind that I'm not watching these movies on a big 4K screen or anything like that.
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    12-29-2019 09:39 PM
  12. xraiderv1's Avatar
    huh..guess smaller file sizes really are worth it with amazon then.
    12-29-2019 11:42 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Play close attention to if the movie you bought or rented is SD or HD/4K.
    12-30-2019 12:50 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't like them both.
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    What do you use ?
    03-06-2021 01:16 PM

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