Online ticket sales company Fandango has launched an action on the Google Assistant that lets users purchase movie tickets using just their voice. Users can purchase tickets on any compatible device with the Google Assistant, including smart speakers like the Google Home, Android phones, televisions, headphones and more. Fandango ticketing is scheduled to launch on the Google Assistant for iOS devices by the end of the year.
Last week Solo: A Star Wars Story became one of the first movies available via the new service and doubled the presales of Marvel’s Black Panther in its first 24 hours of sales.
The Fandango action lets users purchase tickets with the Google Assistant, with 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.”
The new service extends Fandango’s long-standing relationship with Google, where the company has introduced movie discovery and ticketing experiences across many of Google’s platforms, including YouTube, Google Pay, Search and the Android ecosystem.
“Fandango is synonymous with movie-going 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,” said Lilian Rincon, product management director, 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.”