You Can Now Order Movie Tickets on Fandango From Google Assistant

Good news today for those of you who use Fandango to get your movie tickets.  You can now use Google Assistant on your phone to find movie times near you and order your tickets all with voice commands.   You can continue to use the Fandango app of course but now you have a voice enabled option.  Sweet!

The feature only works on Assistant on your phone and while you can ask your Google Home for details, it is going to move the process over to your phone to complete it.  Hopefully it’ll get fully enabled on home at some point but as you can see after the break, the interaction with Assistant on your phone is pretty visual instead of just blurting out a bunch of movie times.

Here is an animation that Google released with the announcement today.

Google Assistant and Fandango
Google Assistant and Fandango

As you can see, it is a typical Assistant interaction and to complete the purchase, you can either use Google Pay or the associated credit card with your Google account.

These types of interactions and purchasing options have long been the promise of Assistant but it has been slow in coming to market.  Hopefully we will get a clearer update on where things are going to be going next week at Google I/O.