Amazon Prime Video has four times as many films on offer as arch rival Netflix, according to a new study.
Wall Street research firm Barclays analysed several sites that monitor which streaming services offer which films. It found that, as of March 29th, Amazon offered 18,405 films, while Netflix had a comparatively low 4,563.
However, it's the old argument of quality versus quantity. Both services have their fair share of dross, and with Amazon's film library swelling, we wonder how many of those 18,000 are actually worth watching.
Barclays acknowledged this in the report. "In order to succeed, platforms have to have a large and deep enough library that is constantly refreshed to keep consumers interested over a long period of time," it said.
Both Amazon and Netflix now produce their own films, Netflix's most recent being Ricky Gervais' 'Special Correspondents'.
Both firms are also investing heavily in original TV productions. Amazon will soon offer Woody Allen's first ever TV series alongside the new car show from the 'Top Gear' trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May. Though it still doesn't have a name.