1. Windows 10 download feature
You can now download your favorite Netflix shows by using your PC, Tablets and windows phone as it’s now available in Windows 10. See the link here.
2. Goodbye Stars, Hello Thumbs .
At Netflix, the goal is to connect viewers with great stories. Every Netflix member has unique tastes and they’re constantly working to improve subscribers’ personalized suggestions so they’ll find something great to watch as quickly as possible.
Netflix is hanging the way viewers can tell which stories you love, and which ones they’re just not that into.
Netflix is retiring their five-star rating system and replacing it with a simpler and more intuitive thumbs-up and thumbs-down. A thumbs-up tells Netflix that you like something and want to see similar suggestions. A thumbs-down lets Netflix know you aren’t interested in watching that title and should stop suggesting it to you. You can still search for it, but Netflix heard what you were trying to tell them — you aren’t a fan — and it will no longer show up on your homepage.
In either case, using thumbs helps Netflix learn even more about your unique tastes so they can do a better job suggesting stories they think you’ll love.
The star rating you see next to each title is being replaced with a personalized % Match score. This score is a prediction of what Netflix thinks you may enjoy watching, based on your own unique tastes. The % Match is based solely on our algorithms analyzing your individual viewing habits and behavior — it is not a measure of overall popularity across the service.
Netflix has had star ratings for much of their history, but they’ve learned through over a year of testing that while they’ve used stars to help you personalize your suggestions, many of their members are confused about what they do.
That’s because Netflix have all gotten used to star ratings on e-commerce and review apps, where rating contributes to an overall average, and the star rating shown next to a restaurant or a pair of shoes is an average of all the reviewers. On those apps, being a reviewer can be fun and helpful to others, but the primary goal isn’t always to help you get better suggestions.
In contrast, when people see thumbs, they know that they are used to teach the system about their tastes with the goal of finding more great content. That’s why when Netflix tested replacing stars with thumbs they saw an astounding 200% increase in ratings activity.
For members who have provided star ratings in the past, Netlflix will continue to use that information to suggest great content.
The more you teach Netflix about your unique tastes, the better job they can do suggesting your next great binge-worthy show or that perfect title for movie night. So the next time you find your new Netflix obsession, give it a . See the link here.