You can now use Google Duplex to book cinema tickets online on Android in the UK and US. The functionality, which was first introduced on Google I / O 2019, is available through the Google Assistant or the Google Android application. You can request a cinema list or search for it, and when you find the right time and location, tap "Buy tickets" to start the process. The software will then guide you through the placement process and can enter payment information if you have it saved in Chrome.
The new feature is based on the existing Duplex restaurant booking feature that Google started offering last year. However, in this case, he goes through a simpler process of filling out text fields on the website, instead of trying to use a voice assistant to call an unsuspecting company.
Google claims that its movie ticket reservation service is compatible with over 70 movie theaters and ticket services, including AMC, Fandango, MJR Theaters and Movietickets.com in the US, and will work with Odeon theaters in the UK.
I just tried this functionality for myself to see how it works, and the whole process seemed very smooth, even when you have to rely on the cinema interface so that you can choose seats. In general, given how awkward some cinema sites can be, this is a very desirable feature.