▷ Netflix vs HBO: differences and who offers more for less in 2019

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We had been announcing it months ago and today it finally becomes official: Netflix raises its rates in Spain by up to 14 percent. The final price leaves far behind the company's proposal compared to services such as HBO or Amazon Prime Video in terms of competitiveness. The good news is that the price of the most basic subscription remains. How is the Netflix offer vs HBO and which one offers more for less money? We see it below.

HBO: everything and more for only 7.99 euros per month

Unlike Netflix, HBO has a single type of subscription, for which we will have to pay 7.99 euros on a monthly basis and without any type of permanence . What does HBO offer for those 8 euros?

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First of all, we can play content on a total of two different devices at the same time  in a maximum Full HD quality with stereo sound. Among the compatible devices, we can find phones and tablets based on Android and iOS, computers with a compatible web browser, Smart TVs from different brands, Apple TV, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4, Google Chromecast and Vodafone TV.

In case we want to see content on three or more screens simultaneously, we will have to resort to a new subscription , since HBO has a single plan. We also do not find the possibility of downloading the content to view it later without connection , which forces us yes or yes to contract a new subscription.

And what about the HBO catalog? Among some of the best known titles, we can find series such as Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, The Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies , Doom Patrol, Euphoria, Years and years, State of the Union, True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, The Deuce, Westworld, The Sopranos, The Newsroom, Sex and the City, The Wire, Silicon Valley Killing Eve and movies like  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Suicide Squad, The Accountant, Django, Losing the North, the entire Harry Potter saga , Origin, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Hangover, Tomb Raider, Goodfellas, The descent, The lost boys, The Belko experiment and a long etcetera.

Netflix: part of the 7.99 euros with more limitations than HBO

The North American giant bases its service on different types of subscription with different prices and a series of advantages that vary depending on the chosen plan.

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Specifically, Netflix offers the following plans:

  • Basic : 7.99 euros per month
  • Standard : 11.99 euros per month
  • Premium : 15.99 euros per month

Regarding the advantages of each of the plans, we can find the following:

  • Basic : a single screen simultaneously and content below HD
  • Standard : two simultaneous displays and HD content
  • Premium : four displays simultaneously and content in 4K or HDR (only on compatible devices)

What devices support Netflix video playback? The picture is very similar to HBO, although significantly better. Android and iOS phones and tablets, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, computers with compatible browser, Smart TV, Apple TV, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Blu-Ray players, Movistar + and Vodafone TV . It should also be added that the sound supports 5.1 outputs for Home Cinema systems.

As for the Netflix catalog, we can find series like Breaking Bad, Peaky Blinders, Paquita Salas, Black Mirror, La casa de papel, Friends, Narcos, The crown, House of cards , Orange is the new black, For 13 reasons, The OA, Sense8, Big Mouth, The punisher, Ozark, Castlevania, Order with Marie Kondo !, Titans and films such as Okja, The Land of Good Manners, 1922, Gerald's Game, Maybe Forever, Mowgli, Coco , the Harry Potter saga, Rome, The Godfather, Boyhood and Frances Ha .

HBO vs Netflix: conclusions

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By way of conclusion, and after seeing the main differences between Netflix vs HBO, we can say that Netflix's offer is much more complete , at least in subscriptions of 12 and 16 euros. 5.1 sound, more series, 4K playback possibility , online download of chapters and movies and compatible consoles and Blu-Ray players.

HBO, for its part, offers a much cheaper subscription with Full HD playback, a larger catalog of movies and stereo sound .