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Netflix gives a thumbs-down to its old star rating system

Netflix gives a thumbs-down to its old star rating system

Likewise, people tend to rate movies they're not supposed to like, like some random Adam Sandler movie, three stars or less, even though they'll watch that one a few times.

Netflix made the new rating system available to a select amount of users past year. The hope is to have the new model make the recommendations more accurate - thumbs up means enjoyed, thumbs down means didn't enjoy. He added that Netflix hopes the thumbs up, thumbs down system will prompt viewers to think of their own experience instead of rating titles for everyone else. Over 200 per cent more ratings were casted by users.

The ratings system made sense when Netflix was a collection of other creators' programming, and Netflix functioned exclusively as a vehicle for its delivery.

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You can expect to see the ratings change on your account starting some time in April, and rolling through until everyone's accounts have the new ratings in place.

While that's still the streaming content giant's approach, their rating system will be simplified into a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down approach.

"We made ratings less important because the implicit signal of your behavior is more important", Yellin reportedly said. With so many movies and TV shows on offer, Netflix needs to know what's hot in order to help users decide what to watch next. Content that receives less than a 50% match won't be displayed.

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Soon there will only be two ways to rate what you watch on Netflix: You either liked it or you didn't.

Remember way back in the day when YouTube videos switched from a five-star rating system to a like/dislike one? "We're finding these clusters of people and then we're figuring out who is like you, who enjoys these kinds of things, and then we're mixing and matching those", Yellin explained.

It's mixing and matching all this - again, with the objective of "bubbling up" stuff people actually want to watch.

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