Monday, January 28, 2013
Apple's Siri Helps Users Buy Movie Tickets, Via Fandango
Need some help buying a movie ticket? It looks like you can now get Siri, Apple's talkative personal assistant, to help you, via a new link with Fandango, the Los Angeles-based movie ticketing and information service. Fandango said that users of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod tocuh running iOS 6.1 can now have siri automatically find a movie, theaters, and showtimes, and even purchase a ticket via Fandango's mobile app. Thge new Siri integration also allows moviegoers to use Apple's Passbook to store their paperless mobile tickets, for admission into certain theaters. The addition of Siri as a way to buy Fandango's movie tickets came along with a new set of updates announced today with iOS 6.1, including bug fixes, LTE support for more carriers, ability to download iTunes Match songs from iCloud, and other features; none of the details of any relationship between Fandango and Apple were announced.