Netflix’s rating system gets a much-needed update


Poplar video streaming service Netflix has updated its title rating system. The company has replaced the five star-based rating system with a like and dislike one.
Under the new rating system, Netflix titles now have thumbs up (like) and thumbs down (dislike) symbols.
If users don’t want to watch a video title, they can give it a thumbs down and Netflix won’t suggest it to them. Users will still be able to search for the title, it just won’t appear on their homepage.
The company says that “using thumbs helps us learn even more about users’ unique tastes so we can do a better job suggesting stories we think they’ll love.”
Moreover, the star rating has been replaced with a personalized percentage match score. This score is a prediction of what Netflix thinks a user may enjoy watching, based on their own unique taste.
Netflix recently rolled out offline-viewing feature for Windows 10 users. It enables users to download videos so that they can be watched later. The feature is available on Netflix’s Windows 10 app.
Called ‘Download and Go’, the feature is aimed at users who travel a lot and have limited access to the internet. In order to download a movie or TV show, users just have to click on a particular show and they will see a download button. Once downloaded, the particular movie or TV show can be watched later.
However, not all content available on Netflix is downloadable. Also, downloaded content has a set time limit after which it disappears.

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