Netflix stock took a tumble this week amid weak guidance and the announcement that Amazon is offering a new stand-alone streaming service for a dollar cheaper than its rival.
That dollar could be a big deal, but it doesn't say much about value. What exactly does a subscriber get for that money? Does one service have more shows or better content than the other?
Those are hard questions to answer, partly because the streaming services themselves make it hard for subscribers to know what exactly they're getting for their money. CNBC pulled data available on instantwatcher.com, a site that has access to both providers' databases, to estimate the value of each subscription.
At first glance, Amazon appears to have the upper hand. The data show nearly three times as many titles for Amazon than for Netflix, and more of those titles are in the four- and five-star range according to each platform's five-point rating system.