So you’re scrolling through Netflix searching for your next binge, when you’re sensing something’s different, yet you can’t quite put your
thumb finger on it. Well, your spidey senses are right on point as Netflix has just replaced the familiar star rating system with a simpler thumbs up/thumbs down.
Watching shows is a personal thing. You like what you like and don’t really care about content that doesn’t interest you. That is the premise of the new rating system. A thumbs up to shows and movies you like will trigger Netflix to recommend similar content for you, whereas a thumbs down will keep similar recommendations off your profile.
How does this help you? If your kids or significant other watch shows on your profile, you’ll really appreciate this. A thumbs down to shows the kids watch will prevent recommendations from appearing in your profile. However, if you want more shows like Grace and Frankie, a thumbs up will provide similar matches for you.
Netflix’s new rating system should definitely make it easier for you to find your next binge, and that’s always a good thing for all you serial bingers out there (myself included).
Disclosure: As a member of Netflix Canada’s Stream Team, I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. As always, all opinions are my own.
About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.