Netflix is stepping up its game for mobile users! Now, while you’re engrossed in a movie or show, you can simply tap your screen to rate it. Choose between a double thumbs-up (which means you absolutely loved it), a single thumbs-up, or a thumbs-down. This new feature is surely a welcome upgrade from the previous method, where you had to navigate to the details page to leave a rating.
So, why the change? Well, this cool feature has already rolled out for iOS users and will soon be available for Android enthusiasts. The main reason is to get more accurate recommendations from Netflix. The platform has always aimed to curate shows and movies based on user preferences, and this new rating system just simplifies it.
Remember the old days when Netflix used a star-based rating? They switched from that in 2017, opting for a thumbs-up or thumbs-down approach. Turns out, viewers were more inclined to use this method. And to make things even better, Netflix introduced a double thumbs-up last year. So, now you can distinguish between simply liking a show or being head over heels for it.
However, there’s a little catch with Netflix’s approach. These ratings are more about personalizing your viewing experience than giving a broader audience perspective. So, if you’re ever in doubt about a movie and want to see what the masses think, it’s best to hop onto sites like IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, or even the Movie Review Query Engine, which aggregates opinions from seasoned critics. If you want you can also read – Revealing Watch32: Is Watch32 the Silent Netflix Killer?