Netflix Refreshing It’s Content and rating system: The Good And Bad

Netflix, the video content giant, has previously announced that there will be many new shows and movies coming to Netflix, and others being scrapped to make room for the new ones.

The list of shows being added just on the first day are the following:

A Weekend with the Family

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Across the Universe

An American Tail

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster

Boy Bye

Born To Be Free

Cool Runnings

Good Witch (Season 2)

Gremlins

Only for One Night

Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin

Scooby-Doo (2002)

Schindler’s List

Something’s Gotta Give

Thunderstruck

Wynonna Earp (Season 1)

Trouble with the Curve

Tropic Thunder

The Tenth Man

Along with these new and classic videos, Netflix is bringing back the thumbs up/thumbs down rating system. This is something that was forgotten a couple years back that has been sorely missed by day 1 Netflix streamers.

If you give a 4 to 5-star rating on any video content. Netflix will cater your suggestions more accurately. Now yes, it seems this would be more helpful with more options. As it turns out, it creates more issues than it should solve.

These problems arise when you absolutely hate a show suggested to you after a couple of episodes and you give it a 2 to 3-star review. Netflix’s algorithm for ratings doesn’t exactly know what to do with a two, or even a 3. It could mean moderately show less of the related content, or show the same amount as before. And depending on the type of show or movie, it won’t make a difference at all in what is suggested to you.  It’s a mess for their developers and a bunch of hoopla to the average consumer.

In order to make it less complicated, this button could make a difference in the shows suggested to you and the shows not suggested. It gives the algorithm the simplicity that both the consumer and the developers need. A simple yes or no answer. And if you don’t know, just don’t hit either one.

Netflix has been evolving rapidly in the past 5 years into a video content goliath, ready to pounce on the next big possibility to make them more money, keep the customers entertained, and of course, to keep them watching.

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