Netflix just deleted all user reviews, but there’s already a better way to get recommendations
Netflix doesn’t make broad, sweeping changes to its site very often, but one such change was just made heading into this past weekend. As BGR’s sister site Variety noted, there are no longer any user reviews on Netflix. As of Friday, the last of the user reviews on Netflix have been deleted. Now, there is no longer any way on the site to get a sense of what other viewers think about all the shows, movies, and other content on Netflix. Star ratings were eliminated earlier this year, and now the reviews section has been nixed. That means the only way on Netflix’s site to get a sense of whether or not you might enjoy something is to look at the match percentage, which is Netflix’s best guess of how likely you are to enjoy something based on your viewing history.
Of course, that’s not good enough. Netflix merely guesses based on shows and movies that you’ve rated in the past using a thumbs up or a thumb’s down, so it’s often way off base. But don’t worry, there’s already a better way to check in with the internet’s hive mind to see whether or not a new show or movie is worth watching.