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Surprising Netflix update adds a NEW button everyone goes wild for

NETFLIX started rolling out a new tool on Monday that promises to improve the shows it recommends to you on its homepage.

The “Two Thumbs Up” button lets you indicate what you really liked and encourages the US streaming app to show you similar content.

Netflix's new double thumbs-up button is a new way to show that you really enjoyed a TV show or movie

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Netflix’s new double thumbs-up button is a new way to show that you really enjoyed a TV show or movie

It merges the existing thumbs up and thumbs down controls that users can press to signal which shows and movies they like and dislike.

Netflix feeds the information into a complex algorithm that curates your homepage to suggest things you might like to watch.

in one blog entrythe company said the button is a way for members to “tell us what types of shows and movies you’d like to see more of.”

It added: “You can find this option next to the thumbs up and thumbs down buttons on your TV, web, Android and iOS mobile devices.”

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Netflix introduced the “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” buttons in 2017 after abandoning its previous five-star rating system.

It gives the platform a better idea of ​​what you want to watch based on genre, style, cast, and a number of other factors.

When Netflix recommends a show on your home page, a percentage next to the title shows how close it is to your specific profile.

TV shows and movies that get a lot of “thumbs up” ratings also get the “Most Liked” label.

The Double Thumbs Up button provides an additional way to feed the monkeys behind the algorithm.

Netflix said: “Consider Double Thumbs Up as a way to refine your recommendations to watch even more shows or movies influenced by what you love.

“A “thumbs up” still lets us know what you liked, so we’ll use that response to make similar recommendations.

“But a double thumbs up tells us what you liked and helps us make your recommendations even more specific.”

Netflix fans reacted with joy to the news on social media.

One Twitter user joked, “Two thumbs up or this one.”

Referring to a Happy Days character’s iconic hand gesture, another quipped, “Couldn’t it be a Fonzie rating scale?”

Netflix has added a slew of new features in recent months as it faces increasing competition from companies like Amazon Prime and Apple TV+.

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In February the platform finally allowed Users can delete shows from the “Continue Watching” section of their app.

This means you can delete the half-finished programs in your queue that you don’t want to complete.

Netflix has an estimated 220 million users around the world

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