You can now book cinema tickets on the Android web in the UK and the US with Google Duplex. Features that first appeared on Google I / O 2019 can be obtained through Google Help or the Google Android app. You can request or search for cinema lists. Once you find the right time and place, touch Buy tickets to start the process. The software guides you through the steps of selecting locations, and if you save them in Chrome, you can enter your payment information for you.
The new feature is based on the existing restaurant reservation feature at Duplex, which Google began offering last year. In this case, however, this is a simpler process of filling out text fields on a website, rather than attempting to use a voice assistant to make a phone call to an unsuspecting business.
Google states that the cinema ticket reservation service is compatible with over 70 movie theaters and ticketing services including AMC, Fandango, MJR Theaters and Movietickets.com in the United States. they also work with Odeon cinemas in the UK.
I just tested the functionality to see how it works, and the whole process seemed very smooth, even if you had to rely on your own cinema interface to choose your seats. Overall, however, given the clumsy nature of some cinema websites, this is a very welcome feature.