Google Assistant on Chrome Can Buy You Movie Tickets
Using Google's Duplex technology, the Google Assistant can already book your restaurant reservations over the phone. Now thattechnology is extended to complete tasks online, like buying movie tickets.
On Android phones, ask the Assistant something like, “Hey Google, showtimes for [movie] in Phoenix this weekend.” Or you can do a search for movie times from the Google app on Android.
After selecting a theater and time that works best for you, you’ll have the option to “Buy tickets” with the Assistant from more than 70 cinemas and ticketing services, such as Fandango, MovieTickets.com, AMC, or MJR Theaters in the U.S., or ODEON in the UK. From there, the Assistant opens in Chrome to guide you through purchasing your ticket. Thanks to Duplex on the web technology, the Assistant will be able to navigate the site and input your information, like payment information saved in Chrome.
Google will expand this feature to other tasks, like in car rentals.