Beginning from Wednesday, Netflix viewers will have an easier way to rate their most-loved contents: thumbs up or thumbs down.
The streaming media service launched a different system of ratings; the five-star system has been substituted for simpler streamlined ratings to boost suggestions users receive and get rid of uncertainty about how ratings work.
Director of product innovation at Netflix, Cameron Johnson said, “the star system is mostly used by sites like Yelp or Amazon, where the average of everyone who reviewed a product or business formed the basis of the overall rating. Users are rating just as critics would rate.”
“They’re trying to help out everyone else potentially trying that product or service,” Johnston mentioned. “They don’t expect to get better results.”
The thumbs up or thumbs down ratings will aid Netflix viewers to recognize that ratings are intended to inform the service what movies or TV shows you fancy. Johnson said, “People intuitively understand I’m teaching the system about what my tastes are to get better suggestions in the future.”