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Netflix will soon be changing changing its ratings system for the first time in several years, switching from a traditional five-star rating to a thumbs-up / thumbs-down system, Netflix vice president of product Todd Yellin said in a press briefing today.

“Five stars feels very yesterday now,” Yellin said. “We’re spending many billions of dollars on the titles we’re producing and licensing, and with these big catalogs, that just adds a challenge.” He added that “bubbling up the stuff people actually want to watch is super important.”

Yellin said the change will happen in April, and will roll out globally. (Some customers may still see star ratings in your Netflix account for a short while longer.)...

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Netflix is ditching five-star ratings in favor of a thumbs-up


The Verge
214 d ago

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Netflix will soon be changing changing its ratings system for the first time in several years, switching from a traditional five-star rating to a thumbs-up / thumbs-down system, Netflix vice president of product Todd Yellin said in a press briefing today.

“Five stars feels very yesterday now,” Yellin said. “We’re spending many billions of dollars on the titles we’re producing and licensing, and with these big catalogs, that just adds a challenge.” He added that “bubbling up the stuff people actually want to watch is super important.”

Yellin said the change will happen in April, and will roll out globally. (Some customers may still see star ratings in your Netflix account for a short while longer.)...

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