Now you can buy your movie tickets using just your voice on Google Assistant thanks to a new Action on the device with Fandango. The companies announced their partnership today — May 4, Star Wars Day — just as Solo: A Star Wars Story tickets went on sale.
The Fandango Action on Google Assistant allows consumers to purchase tickets on more than 30,000 screens nationwide.
Users can purchase tickets on any compatible device with Google Assistant, including smart speakers like Google Home, Android phones, TVs, headphones and more. Fandango ticketing is scheduled to launch on the Google Assistant for iOS devices by the end of the year. There’s no need to download a separate app.
“At Fandango, we’ve built ticketing innovations for a wide variety of mobile, social, AI bot and voice-activated platforms, so we can super-serve moviegoers at scale, wherever and whenever they are thinking about and planning a trip to the movies,” said Fandango president Paul Yanover. “We’re thrilled to be working with Google once again, bringing movie discovery and ticketing capabilities to users on the Google Assistant, and giving them access to the widest choice of theaters from their living room or while on the go.”
“Fandango is synonymous with moviegoing innovation, and was the perfect fit as we look to make it easier for people to get things done in their everyday lives with help from the Google Assistant. The launch couldn’t come at a better time as we head into a very exciting summer movie season packed with movies for everyone,” said Lilian Rincon, Product Management Director, Google Assistant.
Fandango has also incorporated digital payment platforms into its ticketing service including Google Pay and others, enabling ticket purchases via debit and credit cards with a single touch.