Netflix has been prominent in the market of streaming online media and on-demand DVD for an era and no doubt it is still the most popular one. It has been providing its services since 1997. But recently launched another online media streaming website iflix which provides the exact same features that Netflix has been providing for several years may give Netflix a little jerk to its huge market.
But What Is iflix?
iflix is an Asian-based online media streaming website with on-demand facilities founded in Kuala Lumpur.
So the point of writing this article is to do a comparison between the two and fetch out a conclusion regarding which one is better? Either Netflix or the iflix.
iflix vs Netflix
In this battle of iflix vs Netflix, there are total 6 factors that measure the effectiveness of each competitor.
We will start with iflix…
iflix barely contains 15 licensed content.
In the period of five months since their launch. iflix has scored a handsome amount of subscribers. They contain more than 300,000 subscribers across the Asia but they are way less than Netflix audience.
iflix offers more independence to its Content. Once you get access to iflix, you don’t face any barrier to watch the content. The scenario is coherent for Netflix, they bound and treat their subscribers categorically.
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The quality of the content is same for all the users. iflix has 144p ,240p, 360p, 480p, 720p (HD), and 1080p (HD) similar to YouTube. Netflix allows extra quality features which make Netflix dominant in quality over iflix.
One of the main advantages of iflix is that there is no tier system in iflix. It means once you get registered, you will be given complete access of iflix. Which includes offline streaming, downloading the content and streaming on laptop, phone, table and TV.
ONE-MONTH FREE SUBSCRIPTION
iflix gives its subscribers complete access for one-month free trial. In iflix, you don’t need to pay any fee to get the one-month free subscription. You just need to register yourself.
The iflix app is available to both Android and Apple users. You can download iflix app from Google Play and iTunes.
There is a Plus point for Pakistani audience, iflix Pakistan is now offering complete access of iflix to PTCL (Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited) broadband and Smart TV users without charging a single penny.
This is one of the major and biggest advantages Netflix retains over iflix. Netflix contains acquired content in thousands which is far way bigger than iflix. The exact number is unknown.
The second most dominating factor in the battle of iflix vs Netflix is subscribers. Netflix has more than 90 million subscribers as reported in the third quarter of 2016. And expected to cross 100 million by the second quarter of 2017.
This feature gives a little jerk to Netflix audience. The price factor in Netflix is classified into three categories. They have Basic, Standard and Premium scenarios of watching.
The quality perspective in Netflix depends on the package you choose. As I said in the previous point that the Netflix viewership is classified into three categories.
The Standard and Premium users can only enjoy HD content while the Basic couldn’t. Besides this Ultra HD feature is also available on Netflix which is only limited for Premium Users.
The access part in Netflix is a bit charming. All the three categories have access to watch unlimited content. But the question then arises that, Can I Download The Content From Netflix? Yes, You can. As of Nov 2016, Netflix launched the feature of Download Now to Watch Offline.
At last, The Same thing goes for a number of devices, you can watch Netflix on your tablet, phone, laptop or TV.
ONE-MONTH FREE SUBSCRIPTION
Netflix audience attains the one-month free subscription only if they pay the fee of the selected category. The One-Free Subscription will only operational when you pay the fee and get registered. So that makes Netflix less flexible and dominant than iflix.
The Netflix app is available to both Android and Apple users. You can download Netflix app from Google Play and iTunes.
Concluding Remarks: iflix vs Netflix – Which one is better?
The concluding remark of the entire article depicts that Netflix is better than the iflix due to following three major factors:
- iflix relased in 2014, while Netflix founded in 1997. Obviously, the market of Netflix is uncomparable to iflix.
- The content scope of iflix is far lesser than the Netflix.
- iflix is still growing, while Netflix has established it’s dominance.