Netflix Scrapping Its 5-Star Rating System, Replacing It With a System Inspired by Another Well-Known Website

Mar 17, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The familiar five-star rating system used by Netflix is going away, and in its place will be a thumbs-up, thumbs-down system similar to what’s found on Pandora, Variety reports. The change will reportedly take place in the coming weeks.

“Netflix VP of Product Todd Yellin told journalists on Thursday during a press briefing at the company’s headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif., that the company had tested the new thumbs up and down ratings with hundred of thousands of members in 2016,” Variety reports.

Said Yellin: “We are addicted to the methodology of A/B testing.” Variety notes that Yellin indicated the thumbs system produced 200% more ratings than the star-rating system.

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