You can now use Google Duplex to book movie tickets online on Android in the UK and the US. The functionality, which was first teased back on Google I / O 2019, can be accessed through Google Assistant or the Google app on Android. You can query or search for movie lists and when you find the appropriate time and place, click on the "Buy Tickets" button to start the process. Then the software will take you through the steps of selecting a location and can enter your payment information for you if you have saved it in Chrome.
The new feature is based on Duplex's existing restaurant booking features, which Google began offering last year. But in this case, going through the easier process of filling in text fields on a website, rather than trying to use a voice assistant to make a phone call for no harm.
Google says its ticket booking service is compatible with over 70 cinemas and ticket services, including AMC, Fandango, MJR Theaters and Movietickets.com in the US, and it will also work with Odeon cinemas in the UK.
I just tested the feature for myself to see how it works, and the whole process felt very seamless, even when it has to rely on a cinema's own interface for you to choose your locations. All in all, but given how clumsy some cinema websites can be, it is a very welcome feature.