Here's how the new rating system works: giving the thumbs-up to a show or movie let's Netflix know that you like it and want to see similar content, while hitting the thumbs-down option tells Netflix that you're not interested and that it should stop serving it to you as a suggestion. The latter option will even remove it from appearing on your homepage, according to a press release.
"In either case, using thumbs helps us learn even more about your unique tastes so we can do a better job suggesting stories we think you’ll love," the company said. Basically, it works kind of like a dating app.
Netflix claims it saw a staggering 200% increase in ratings activity when it tested the new system. Thankfully, the service will still take all of your old star ratings into consideration when suggesting shows and movies moving forward.