Google Assistant can help you find, learn about and buy movie tickets
Google Assistant now integrates with Fandango to let you easily buy movie tickets.
With Google Assistant, find showtimes, buy tickets and watch trailers, all by voice.
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If you’re not sure what you’re in the mood for, just ask your Google Assistant for “showtimes near me,” and if one of the movies sounds interesting, you can keep the conversation going by asking “who stars in it?” or “show me the trailer.”
Google has worked with Fandango to integrate ticket purchases right into the Assistant with voice commands, that should make ordering movie tickets a quick and easy process through Google Assistant. So if you’re still looking to pick up tickets to the next Star Wars flick, or if you’re planning on seeing Nolan’s restored 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey, you can easily buy tickets by just asking Assistant to “buy tickets” after you check showtimes. Consumers can access this service by saying “Hey Google, let’s buy movie tickets.” If you already have a movie and a certain time in mind, you can cut the crap and ask for a specific movie with commands like “Hey Google, let’s buy tickets for ‘ Avengers: Infinity War’.” The integration even makes it possible to buy advance tickets for upcoming movie premieres. When you use the prompts with Assistant on your phone, it pulls up a selection of theaters with available times. Once you’ve made a theatre and session selection, you can also pick your seats.
And if you’re purchasing tickets for a movie that requires reserved seating, you can use Fandango or other providers to pick your seats before you complete your purchase. This works even if you started the conversation on your Google Home.
Simply tell Google Assistant that you want to buy some movie tickets and you’ll see what’s playing nearby; you can dial in the specificity to find out just what’s playing at a specific theater or at which theaters a particular flick is going to be.
The deal has gone live on May the Fourth™ in honor of the Star Wars™ and advanced tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story™ are on sale. Google Assistant allows you to make the purchase without even downloading the Fandango app.
For now, this launch is just for Google Assistant on Android phones and Google Home working in the U.S. and other countries officially supported by Fandango, but if you’re a regular user of the Google Assistant app on iOS, then you’ll be able to get your movie ticket ordering functionality sometime later this year.
Google also has an Easter egg for Star Wars fans: if you tell Google Assistant “May the 4th be with you,” it yells at you in Shyriiwook.
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