Fandango launches movie-ticketing action for the Google Assistant

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Fandango 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.

“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 theatres from their living room or while on the go.” 

Moviegoers can say, “Hey Google, let’s buy movie tickets” or “Hey Google, let’s buy tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story,” among other simple phrases to discover new movies, browse showtimes, pick a theatre location or buy tickets on Fandango.

“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.