Netflix is eliminating a desktop only attribute this summer that allowed users to read and write reviews of Television shows and films on its own site. However the shutdown is arriving in phases. Individuals will not be capable to compose their feedback on the show, very comparable on a Yelp review of a restaurant until July 30. And in mid August, individuals will not have the ability to read present user reviews on Netflix either. We’ve notified members that used the attribute lately, Netflix spokesperson Smita Saran said in an email Thursday. This isn’t the very first time the business has changed the function used to give feedback on its own offerings.
The streaming service utilized to allow individuals to rate apps from 1 to five stars. But, early last year, the business changed it into simple thumb up or thumb down. Many individuals criticized the move as too simplistic. Forbes contributor Paul Tassi reported the new system was the epitome of uselessness. Netflix, meanwhile, nevertheless utilizes the star rating information and has stated it’s received more evaluations under its thumbs-up thumbs down system. Netflix’s written testimonials allowed users to describe why they doled out five stars, for example, to Parks and Recreation. But they only ever appeared on Netflix’s site, not its many applications, and a Netflix spokeswoman said the composed testimonials did not influences the system Netflix used to urge shows to you.
This attribute is only offered on the website, and it has seen diminishing usage with time, Saran said. The current thumbs up or thumbs down system, which is totally separate from the written testimonials, will stay after the changes. This news comes at a time when Netflix is at its peak. This spring, the streaming agency took the crown as the most valuable media company in the world and hit 125 million subscribers worldwide.