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iOS 6.1 to Add Siri-Based Movie Ticket Purchases via Fandango

9to5Mac reports that among the new features included in the iOS 6.1 beta seeded to developers late last week is the ability to purchase movie tickets through Siri. The feature, which is currently limited to the United States, integrates with Fandango to facilitate purchases.
When a user asks for movie tickets for a certain movie, the applicable showtimes and theater information will be shown. Then, a user can click the buy movie tickets button and they will be routed to finish their purchase via the Fandango app from the App Store. If the user does not have Fandango installed, Siri provides a button to download the Fandango app.

Apple says that the feature is currently exclusive to users in the U.S. Additionally, developers who have used the feature say that it is not compatible with all theaters. Compatible theaters listed by Siri are accompanied by a small movie tickets icon.

Siri already offers some movie theater features, including the ability to look up showtimes, access reviews, and play trailers, and Fandango integration marks an expansion of Apple's partnerships with third-party apps such as Yelp and OpenTable to extend Siri's functionality.

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24 months ago
Woo hoo!
Rating: 6 Votes
24 months ago
and Siri remains a useless toy
Rating: 4 Votes
24 months ago
Shame Google Search wasn't Siri. It's how it should be done.
Rating: 4 Votes
24 months ago
No doubt just for the USA!!!

Just read the full post.... Oh yet it is ;)
Rating: 3 Votes
24 months ago
Just what I want. The ability to take wildly unreliable software and give it my credit card.

The other day my friend told Siri to call me and it interpreted that as "Call 911." These sort of stories are bound to get even more hilarious once money is involved.
Rating: 2 Votes
24 months ago
What happens when Siri misunderstands? It's not like that never happens :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Votes
24 months ago
Wow that sounds pretty useless.
Rating: 2 Votes
24 months ago
"Two tickets to the new Disney Star Wars Film."
Rating: 2 Votes
24 months ago
But when will she be able to better converse with us so I can finally have a friend?
Rating: 2 Votes
24 months ago
Cool and all, but Fandango already charges $1.25 per ticket service fee for the privilege of getting tickets reserved. Not bad if only buying one ticket but adds up when you buy for an entire group or family.
Pretty much all of my local theaters have outside kiosks already for ticketing so for me Fandango isn't much of a convenience.
Rating: 2 Votes

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