Netflix Changes 5-Star Rating System to “Thumbs Up”/Percentage System
Whether you have a Netflix or not, we all can admit it’s a household name today. You might binge that new TV show you’ve been dying to see, watch that new Netflix original movie that everyone is talking about, or even just trying to Netflix and Chill. They are trailblazers in the movie and TV business, so it’s no surprise that Netflix is unveiling a new feature for all of us to explore.
After many surveys and statistics, Vice President of Netflix Todd Yellin has announced that they will be dropping the 5-star rating system that everyone knows today for a thumbs up, thumbs down system. This comes from Netflix users lack of rating usage. So in response to the irrelevance of the old rating system, they decided to shake things up. “The result was that thumbs got 200% more ratings than the traditional star-rating feature.” Yellin said.
Along with the new rating system comes a suggestion system that pairs you with what you like and stops suggesting things you don’t like. Meaning if you liked a show like Stranger Things and you give it a thumbs up, it’s gonna take you to some more Stranger Things-esque goodness with a similar thumbs up percentage rating. However, if you weren’t a fan of The Ridiculous Six and you give it thumbs down, you might see less Adam Sandler movies pop up on your suggestions.
What do you think of the new rating system? A little too Siskel and Ebert-y? Let us know in the comments if you think the new rating system is a thumbs up or a thumbs down.