Netflix will soon be rolling out a new ratings system on its platform. The streaming service has decided to replace its long-running star system with one that is much more simplified for users.
According to Netflix, the star rating systems didn’t always accurately reflect their users’ behavior which is why they are replacing it with a straight forward thumbs up or thumbs down.
The new ratings method — similar to the binary systems in place on social networks like Instagram and Facebook — was a hit with users. The result was that thumbs got 200% more ratings than the traditional star-rating feature. So you can expect to see the system be phased out in the coming weeks.
Along with the thumbs ups and thumbs downs, Netflix is planning to introduce a percent-match feature that shows how well a film or TV show aligns with a user’s interests (e.g. Stranger Things, 100%, for just about everyone).
But come on now, did you really watch something based on the rating?