Relaxing on the couch with a good movie or series sounds like a cozy night or weekend, especially in the cold season. With just a few clicks, thousands of films and series can be downloaded through streaming services. AK Upper Austria consumer advocates tested 9 providers and analyzed cancellation options and prices. There are differences of up to 150% between the tested suppliers – the comparison is worth it!
Paramount Plus offers its range at the cheapest price: at the standard price of 7.99 euros, cinema fans in particular will find what they are looking for. The most expensive variant is available on the sky X for 19.99 euros, which represents a price difference of 150 percent.
Price Comparison: Streaming Portals (0.6 MB)
Rate increase on Amazon Prime Video
From February 5, 2024, Amazon Prime Video will increase the ad-free streaming fee by €2.99 per month to €11.98. Customers can maintain the current monthly subscription price of 8.99 euros, but according to Amazon, advertising will then be shown on a limited basis, thus interrupting enjoyment of the film.
All streaming services tested can be canceled monthly. Some subscription packages can be canceled after the end of the agreed minimum contract period, with one month's notice. AK consumer advocates recommend paying attention to the respective terms and conditions.
Alternatives to subscriptions
The joyn platform offers a free basic version with live TV, media libraries from various TV channels, as well as purchased films and series. Films or series can be purchased or rented individually on the maxdom streaming service.