How to Buy Movie Tickets with Siri in iOS 6.1
With iOS 6.1 users can use Siri and Fandango to buy movie tickets with their voice and a tap.
With the new tool it’s easy to go from seeing what’s playing at a local movie theater to reserving your seats.
Users will need to update to iOS 6.1 and install the Fandango app to make the process work.
There are no extra fees from Apple to buy tickets with Siri and Fandango, but users will need to pay Fandango’s convenience fee.
How to Buy Movie Tickets with Siri and Fandango
To get started, activate Siri with a long press of the home button. This will launch Siri and prompt users to ask their question with a beep.
Users can start by asking, “What movies are on?”, or saying, “Buy tickets for [movie name].”
From here tell Siri what movie you want to buy tickets for and the show time you want to see the movie. Siri will search for tickets on Fandango and if you don’t have the app installed you will be prompted to download the free app.
Next up, tap on Buy Tickets to launch the Fandango app.
From here, pick how many tickets you need for adults and children and move through the checkout process.
If the theater supports mobile tickets you can add the tickets to PassBook to show them directly to the ticket taker, skipping long lines.
For other theaters you will need to show the ticket salesperson a confirmation number or the credit card used to make the purchase.
Read: How to Update to iOS 6.1
In addition to buying movie tickets, users can ask Siri to show trailers of new movies and to send messages to friends or post to Facebook and Twitter to get others to join you, though Siri doesn’t yet let users tweet the movie name and time when they buy.