How to Buy Movie Tickets Using Google Assistant
Fandango is probably one of the best apps out there for checking movie times and buying tickets. And now thanks to a new Google Assistant feature, it’s easier than ever to purchase tickets, using almost nothing more than your voice.
The new feature works with Google Assistant enabled phones, as well as working with Google Home (to a certain extent). If you want to purchase tickets using your voice, here’s what you need to do:
- Start by saying, “Ok Google, buy me tickets for [movie title].”
- Google Assistant will display showtimes at nearby movie theaters.
- Say “Buy tickets for [time and movie theater]” or just tap on the selection in the app.
- Google will ask you to confirm to buy tickets. You can say how many tickets you want or tap from the available selections: 1 adult, 2 adults, 1 adult and 1 child.
- Google will offer up an order summary, including their cost.
- Either say or tap “Place order” and then you’ll need to scan your fingerprint to confirm the purchase.
Before step 4, Google will prompt you if you have something else on your calendar scheduled for the same time, and will also prompt you if the theater you’ve selected has reserved seating. If you start the process on Google Home, you’ll still have to complete the purchase on your phone.
The feature is rolling out to Android users, but if it hasn’t hit your phone yet, you can still go through the process up until step 3. At that point, Google Assistant will recommend places you can purchase the tickets: Fandango (if you have the app installed, it will open up), MovieTickets.com, Atom Tickets, and the theater’s website itself.
And if you don’t feel like going out to watch a movie, don’t forget that Fandango is also one of plenty of streaming services for watching movies and TV shows from the comfort of your home.