Can Amazon’s Alpha House Compete with Netflix?

Alpha House

Last Friday, Amazon’s original series “Alpha House,” a political comedy, debuted to Amazon customers. While some users may think that Amazon’s original series will be available to binge watch like Netflix series Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, “Alpha House” will be aired weekly.

By posting new episodes of “Alpha House” weekly, Amazon hopes that gossip about the show will carry on longer than the buzz surrounding shows on Netflix that can be watching in a few days.

Although Amazon hopes that it’s original series will be talked about over a period of time, the buzz that revolves around the show will depend on the success of the show itself. If the show is not popular among viewers, Amazon potentially runs of the risk of talk about “Alpha House” dying out rather than spreading.

Amazon’s original series can be viewed by not only Amazon subscribers, but by all customers with a free trial as Amazon has found that free trial Prime memberships often turn into paid subscribers.

With there only being 11 to 12 million Amazon Prime members compared to there being 43 million Netflix members, do you think Amazon’s original series will compete with Netflix’s original series? What are your thoughts on binge watching versus anxiously waiting the suspense of next week’s episode?

2 thoughts on “Can Amazon’s Alpha House Compete with Netflix?

  1. The thing is that Amazon Prime offers other benefits tied in to the main Amazon business model as well as others i.e. Kindle’s book loan program.

    The most recent Prime time Emmys were all about House of Cards, then the buzz about Orange is the New black and now this Alpha House. I see a future where online television becomes a significant

    In Scandinavia HBO is offered as an online package without having to be an HBO paid subscriber.

    an Amazon Prime member who wishes he has more time to watch TV

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