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Netflix Will No Longer Have User Reviews

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Netflix is sunsetting written reviews on its platform.

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“Looks like the next generation of movie reviewers are going to need to find a new outlet to hone their craft. Or, more likely, trolls are going to need to find a new place to complain about the ruination of their childhoods thanks to the next Star Wars film.

Netflix has announced that as of July 30, users will no longer be able to leave a written review on the movie or TV show they just watched. Following that, by mid-August users will no longer be able to read the reviews they have already posted as they will all be removed from the platform. The thumbs up/thumbs down rating system will remain.

The streaming media company has started informing users who have recently used the written reviews feature via email:

“You contributed a review on Netflix within the last year. We wanted to let you know that this feature will be retired on July 30th due to declining usage.

We appreciate you taking time to write a review. All of your reviews will be available at netflix.com/reviews through July 30th.”

Last year, Netflix removed another user rating feature when it phased out the five-star rating system. However, unlike the star rating feature, written reviews were much less prominent throughout the media company and didn’t influence Netflix watch recommendations to its subscribers. Users could only read and write reviews on the Netflix website and the written review feature was not implemented in any of its apps. Also, as Engadget points out, most third party Netflix apps completely ignored the written review feature.

While, Netflix is blaming declining use of written reviews as the reason for the feature’s coming removal, it is noteworthy that the streaming service is removing yet another way for users to voice their opinions and critiques about the movies and shows on Netflix. The company is notorious for not sharing data related to how content on its service is performing with outside tracking organizations. These changes also come at a time when Netflix is focusing resources into its own original content.

So, if you are a Netflix subscriber that took full advantage of the written reviews feature, make a copy of all your reviews as soon as you can. Soon, the only way you can voice your opinion on the streaming service’s Bright sequel – at least on Netflix itself – is giving it a thumbs down.”

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits Netflix next month

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“Avengers: Infinity War will start streaming on Netflix Dec. 25, so you can spend the last week of 2018 just reliving all the joy and pain. This is as much a gift as a curse, depending on how you see it (and on whether or not you’re Thanos).

First of all, how dare you with that “Oh snap,” Netflix, and second of all, heck yeah! Infinity War joins MCU brethren Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on the streaming platform – that’s pretty good company. It’s likely temporary, as with many Netflix acquisitions, particularly with the looming advent of Disney’s own streaming service.

Since its April release and record-breaking box office run, Avengers: Infinity War has been available for digital rental and download, as well as for viewing on airplanes (a great choice, can confirm!). This will be its debut to a major streaming subscription platform.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/avengers-infinity-war-netflix-december/

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Not a single dog dies in any episode of ‘Dogs’ and Netflix confirmed it

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“Dogs is the smartest six-hour Netflix binge anyone can commit to. It’s also, notably, a safe watch for all dog-lovers.

If you, like anyone who has ever owned and/or loved a dog, saw the Dogs announcement and immediately wondered if any of the documentary’s sweet good boys and girls die, Netflix has an answer for you. No. No one dies.

Netflix confirmed the happy detail on Twitter.

“NO DOGS DIE IN ANY EPISODE OF DOGS,” the tweet reads, in all-caps.

The six episodes focus on individual stories that explore the impacts that canines can have on human lives. It’s an exploration of the bonds between the two species, and the tremendous impact that such bonds can have.

As Mashable’s Ali Foreman wrote in our review: “Dogs consistently details how we can help man’s best friend, but it shines when displaying how man’s best friend can help us. As scene-after-scene leaves you beaming with joy, you’ll almost definitely start itching to [adopt a pup of your own].”

All six episodes of Dogs came to Netflix on Nov. 16. You can watch them now right here.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/dogs-netflix-does-any-dog-die/

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‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding’ trailer is here for all your goofy princess fantasies

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“Getting married is hard. Getting married to a prince? Even harder (I assume!).

Last year’s silly breakout Netflix holiday movie is getting a sequel: A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding. 

The trailer shows Amber (Rose McIver) having to adjust to all the problems of marrying into a royal family — paparazzi, plenty of opinions, and even having to give up her beloved blog. That’s where she does her journalism.

Honestly, the whole thing looks pretty low-rent, but also a perfectly fun to way to kill two hours this holiday season.

You already know if this movie is for you or not. If it is, it hits Netflix Nov. 30.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/christmas-prince-royal-wedding-trailer-watch/

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