Netflix adds 'skip intro' button to its web platform

Do reviews and ratings play a huge role in you deciding what show to watch on Netflix? We suppose that is the point, after all if a TV series or a movie has been rated one star, it should be an indication of what to expect. However it seems that Netflix has decided that the star rating system is so “yesterday” and have decided to get rid of it.Announcing the changes at a press event today, Todd Yellin, the VP of product at Netflix revealed that the company will be ditching the current star system. Instead the company will be giving users another way to rate movies, which is by giving it the thumbs up or thumbs down. The idea behind it is to simplify the process, and encourage users to rate their shows.According to Yellin, “It’s becoming the global language of the internet. Five stars feels very yesterday.” He also revealed that this new system has been in AB testing in the first half of 2016 with hundreds of thousands of users, and it seemed to be particularly effective as it resulted in a 200% increase in r

Netflix adds 'skip intro' button to its web platform

Netflix just answered the cry of many of its users. The firm is testing a 'Skip Intro' button that lets binge-watches bypass the opening credits to the start of the episode - but it is only ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from Daily Mail

There's a new way to train Netflix on what shows you like

Bye-bye five star ratings. It's all thumbs-up, thumbs-down from now on.        

Fri 17 Mar 17 from USA today

Netflix to axe five-star rating in favour of thumbs up

California-based Netflix said rating movies using stars has become 'very yesterday'. The company will switch to a binary thumbs up and down rating system across the world from April. ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from Daily Mail

Netflix is replacing its star ratings with a thumbs up/thumbs down systems

Netflix’s five-star rating system has been around for a while. It’s a good way of giving those movies and TV shows that are neither good nor terrible the 3-star “meh” ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from Techspot

Netflix poll: stars or thumbs?

Netflix is changing its ratings system and I'm not happy about it. Partly because I'm getting old, but partly because binary ratings stink. "Five stars feels very yesterday now," ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from The Verge

Netflix is swapping star ratings for thumbs up and thumbs down

When you finish watching something on Netflix, do you rate it? Maybe you'll sit (or stand) there, with all of that responsibility on your shoulders, for much longer than you need ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from Engadget

Netflix is replacing five-star ratings with thumbs up or down

 Netflix announced today that it would ditch its standard five-star rating scheme in favor of a much more simple thumbs up or down option. The streaming service said it had been testing ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from TechCrunch

Netflix gives a thumbs-down to its old star rating system - CNET

Movie-streaming service is dumping its old five-star system for the Facebook-like thumb system.

Thu 16 Mar 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Netflix Will Be Doing Away With Star Ratings

Do reviews and ratings play a huge role in you deciding what show to watch on Netflix? We suppose that is the point, after all if a TV series or a movie has been rated one star, it should be ...

Thu 16 Mar 17 from Ubergizmo

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