11:08 am - Saturday 29 April 2017

Siri to help buy movie tickets once iOS 6.1 hits the streets

By Parvina Purkayastha - Mon Nov 05, 12:10 pm

Fandango is the real winner here

A few weeks ago Siri got a boost when she was updated to handle sports information, restaurant reservations and movie listings, but it seems the virtual assistant’s faculty with films will soon extend beyond just rattling off showtimes. According to a handful of images obtained by 9to5Mac, Siri will be able to help users buy movie tickets once iOS 6.1 hits the streets.

Siri is already performing well in heavy lifting for coordinating dinners, and adding movies to the list could do wonders for the country’s feckless daters. Sadly, you won’t be able to sweet-talk Siri into actually reserving those tickets for you — as 9to5Mac’s developer sources point out, the ability to purchase those desired tickets is powered by Fandango, whose app will launch to complete the transaction.

Fandango’s was one of the first apps to be updated with Passbook support after all, and at least a few theater chains have come to embrace the iOS feature as a means of issuing tickets. Of course, not every theater plays by Fandango’s rules, and Siri will apparently give users a heads-up by displaying a small ticket symbol next to listings from compatible theaters.

Despite how neat this whole thing could end up being for users, the real winner here is Fandango. Siri will apparently prompt users to download the Fandango app if they haven’t so far.

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