Comparison: Netflix vs iflix vs HOOQ
Netflix has just announced that the Internet TV network has been rolled out in different parts of the world and Philippines is included. Their presence in the country obviously battles other streaming services like iflix and HOOQ. So for those who are choosing between these three, here’s a quick and easy-to-read comparison of their offerings and local prices.
|Hours of content||Over 30,000 hours of content including Netflix original titles||Over 20,000 hours of hit movies and TV series including local and Asian content||Over 30,000 hours of hit movies and TV series including titles from their local partners|
|Maximum devices per account||6 devices||5 devices||5 devices|
|Simultaneous streaming on multiple devices||1 device for Basic plan / 2 for Standard plan / 4 for Premium plan||Up to 2 devices||Up to 2 devices|
|Streaming quality||SD for Basic plan / HD for Standard / UHD for Premium||Standard Definition only||SD and HD|
|Number of downloadable content for offline viewing||Not available||Up to 10 videos||Up to 5 videos|
|App availability||Any device with Internet connection||Android, iOS, desktop, and web browser||Android, iOS, desktop, and web browser|
|Telco perks||None||Discounted price for Smart and PLDT - Php99/month||Could be paid via Globe with up to 2GB allocation|
|Free trial||1 month||30 days||1 month|
Summary of advantages:
- Includes Netflix original titles
- Can have the most number of devices per account
- Can stream up to 4 devices simultaneously
- Can stream UHD (4K) resolution videos
- Available on virtually any device with Internet connection
- Includes local titles
- Most affordable among the three
- Can download up to 10 videos for offline viewing
- Php99 for Smart and PLDT subscribers
- Includes local titles
- Can download up to 5 videos for offline viewing
Based on the above details, Netflix offers more for its users than iflix and HOOQ. It has original content not available in other streaming services, could throw 4K resolution.
This is why Netflix also has the most expensive starting price at Php370 per month, whereas you can get iflix and HOOQ for as low as Php99 and Php149 per month, respectively.
What offering do you think is fit for your lifestyle? Are you willing to spend more so you could invite people to Netflix and chill, or would you stick with the telco-partnered services so you could also stream local movies and series?