AWS Rock Solid? Come on... do you read the tech news at all... they suffer ALOT. And Netflix is primarily powered by AWS, so if they are spotty, then AWS is spotty.
From my point of view, its much easier to build a system that streams a selected movie/tv show, than one that has all the issues of emil/messaging/music/docs and all the other contact/calendar syncing that goes on across multiple devices. Apple certainly do not have the same good record as Google, but then Googles eco system is not as integrated as apples.
Read the tech news? I USE AWS.
As for "Netflix is primarily powered by AWS, so if they are spotty, then AWS is spotty", are you prepared to stand on that statement? I wouldn't, if I were you. Because recent AWS outages have been in the headlines, you think you'd sound knowledgeable by linking them directly to Netflix. But Netflix has an ongoing streaming problem. Please show me how you link those to AWS, if you really know what you are talking about. And guess what, Netflix doesn't blame AWS for all their problems either. They have admitted openly that, over time, their implementation on AWS has improved. But those stories don't make tech news headlines and so you wouldn't know about them.
Clear as day now ... you know shit about this. You just read tech news headlines. Reality is that many Google services are so integrated that it's creepy.