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Emmet Ryan: Netflix makes big move with slight adjustment

The stars are out and in their place come thumbs - a tweak which is about a broader move in content streaming

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
6th April, 2017
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Netflix prepares for long battle. Pic: Getty

Amazon then stole a march on Twitter by shelling out big money to the NFL, around $50m to stream 10 live games next season through its Prime service.

Then Netflix removed stars and added thumbs to really kick things off.

The star rating system has been in place for years with Netflix. It was fundamental to the service and users became accustomed to it determining what appeared...

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