You Can’t Take It With You (Netflix Ratings)

June 30th, 2009 by Ben

Since March, we’ve offered an option to connect your Netflix account with Jinni. Until now, an optional feature has been importing ratings, so Jinni can quickly learn about your taste and recommend only movies you haven’t seen.

Unfortunately, Netflix has demanded that we remove the import ratings feature. If you already imported your ratings, they will stay on Jinni.

We, and many other developers and users, have been asking Netflix to open the ratings data for a while, to give you the choice to import your Netflix ratings as you wish. We’re working with Netflix now to initiate adding an import ratings option to their API – as your ratings actually belong to you.

Davis Freeberg wrote an interesting reaction: Netflix Closes Silo (again) – Forces Jinni To Disable Ratings Feature (also published on Zatz Not Funny)

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