Netflix added a few interesting features last week, looking to improve the user experience of both binge watchers, as well as better taste ranking.
A “Skip Intro” button has been added to the playbar, allowing users to skip the intro of a show and get right into an episode. This button has spawned from a slightly hidden feature that binge watchers have enjoyed, as Netflix automatically skips the intro on multi episode viewers. The added button gives you back that much needed minute (which could add up on a given weekend).
Additionally, Netflix is swapping out their ranking system to be more indicative of user preferences. The 5 star system will now be replaced by a “thumbs up/ down” system, allowing users to become more precise across granular categories. Personalizing viewing profiles across different genres should improve in the coming months, per a few A/B testing that Netflix has already ran.
Learn more about the new ranking system here.