Amazon Prime subscribers in the US are more likely to use Netflix than Prime Instant Video, according to global intelligence firm Strategy Analytics.
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of Amazon Prime subscribers used Netflix in the previous month compared to 59% who used Prime Instant Video.
“In contrast to countries such as the UK and Germany, Americans are more likely to subscribe to Amazon Prime for free 2 day shipping than for Prime Instant Video,” explains Leika Kawasaki, Strategy Analytics’ digital media analyst. “For example, Americans are twice as likely as Britons to cite free 2 day shipping as ‘very important’ in deciding to subscribe and they’re less likely to use the video service regularly.”
Less than half (44%) of Amazon Prime subscribers in the U.S. use Prime Instant Video at least once a week, compared to 55% in Germany and 54% in the U.K
Kawasaki argues that Amazon is needlessly ‘losing’ users to Netflix when, in fact, it should be eating into their user base. “Amazon Prime offers subscribers multiple benefits, there are more Amazon-capable devices and the subscription is slightly cheaper. Yes, Prime Instant Video has been lagging behind Netflix in original programming but it’s been making significant moves to address this recently.”
Strategy Analytics research shows that among online U.S. adults not currently subscribing to Amazon Prime, 12% are ‘somewhat likely’ to subscribe in the next year, while 4% are ‘very likely.’ The main reason people won’t subscribe (cited by 53% of respondents) is the price is too high.
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