iOS 6.1 Bringing Siri-Based Movie Ticket Purchase With Fandango
The iOS 6.1 beta was released to developers last week and one of the features expected to arrive with the new update is the ability to purchase movie tickets through Siri. Right now this feature is limited to the U.S. and uses Fandango to make movie ticket purchases.
To buy movie tickets, you’ll simply have to ask Siri to buy tickets for a certain movie. When you ask Siri, she brings up showtimes and theater information. Then you click on the buy movie tickets button, which brings you to the Fandango app from the App Store. If you don’t already have Fandango installed, Siri will provide a button to download it.
So far, developers who have tested the feature say it’s not compatible with all theaters. Luckily the compatible theaters that Siri lists have a small movie ticket icon.
Siri already offers some movie theater features, like the ability to look up showtimes, get movie reviews, and play trailers. Fandango’s integration with this just goes to show Apple’s expansion efforts with third-party apps like Yelp and OpenTable that really extend what Siri can do.
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