Siri Gets Movie Ticket Purchasing In Upcoming iOS UpdateBy: Chris Crum - November 5, 2012
When Apple launched iOS 6, it came with some enhancements to Siri. Amont those enhancements were the ability to get Siri to bring up movie reviews and showtimes. In an update to the operating system, iOS 6.1, Siri will go a step further in the movies department.
According to a report from 9to5Mac, which cites developers who are beta testing the new version of the OS, Siri will go so far as to let you purchase tickets. It does so through Fandango, if you have the app installed on your device. If you don’t have it installed, it will reportedly bring up a button to download it. Good news for Fandango.
To activate this functionality of Siri, you can reportedly say things like, “Three tickets to see Brave,” “Buy four tickets to see Toy Story 3 tonight in San Jose,” “Two tickets to Tangled at the City Theater at 9pm,” or “Two tickets to that new Pixar movie.” These commands come from the actual Siri info menu.
It sounds like you can use a pretty broad range of command styles and get it to work, although this is always the kind of thing you have to see in action before you can really give it too much praise. It all sounds wonderful in theory, but as many Siri users know, she doesn’t always get the point right away.
The functionality will only be available in the U.S. at first. According to 9to5Mac, it is also not compatible will all movie theaters, so it may not be quite as useful as it should be. Of course, it is still in beta, so there is room for improvement.
image via 9to5Mac