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Siri will be able to purchase your movie tickets in iOS 6.1

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Siri will be able to purchase your movie tickets in iOS 6.1
Leaked images reveal that Apple has added more functionality for Siri in iOS 6.1. Combined with the knowledge of some developers who are beta testing the latest build of Apple's mobile OS, it would appear that Siri will be able to purchase your movie tickets with iOS 6.1 and it will all be done in conjunction with Fandango, whose own app lets you purchase movie tickets online.

To buy movie tickets using the voice activated virtual personal assistant, all you need to do is to speak to Siri to tell her to buy you the tickets for the movie you want to see. When you mention that you want to buy tickets to a particular movie, the theater information and showtimes will be displayed. When you click on "purchase tickets" you are sent to the Fandango app to finish the transaction and if you don't have the app, you are prompted to install it. Siri will only purchase tickets for theaters in the United States and not every theater is participating in this feature. Those theaters that are compatible with Siri will be listed with a small movie ticket icon. It is possible that once the ticket is purchased, it would appear in Apple's new Passbook app.

Apple continues to add features to Siri. In iOS 6, the app started relaying more sports information, movie listings and started arranging restaurant reservations.

source: 9to5Mac via TechCrunch





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posted on 04 Nov 2012, 22:54 7

1. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I guess this could be cool, but I can also use Fandango...without any assistance.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:12 1

18. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


same...on my Windows Phone

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 03:06 2

32. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1087; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


OMG! OMG! OMG!
What're you taking bout mate?
This is without a doubt the most extraordinary, revolutionary, inter-galactically awesome feeature available on any phone! OMG this is the pinnacle of mobile evolution...that I am able to purchase a stupid-a$$ movie ticket through Siri!
Oh Thank you Apple you made my life whole!
(Funny how that logo isnt whole :)

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 22:55 7

2. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Forget Siri, give me a native Youtube app.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:11 10

8. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


if you want to have freedom, buy Android

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:11 2

9. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


that app sucked. just download the new one or use your browser

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:27 2

16. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


@Lift_Off There is no Youtube app for iOS 6. Apple wants to get rid of as much Google apps as possible...i.e. Maps and we know how that resulted.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 01:52

30. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


I know, so download the app on the appstore (they have a youtube app that google made) or use youtube on your browser.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 22:58 3

3. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


lol google voice can only search that's all.. but SIRI can purchase tickets, give u search results and even have a great conversation with u, Open applications.. and much more...

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:08 6

6. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


You are incorrect in so many ways. Google's service is called Google Now not Google voice. And it does more than just search. It gives you scores to sports matches, directions, flight status and so much more. All unbiased comparison shows Google Now is superior to Siri.

But since you brought up Google voice I'll tell you what that is all about. Google voice provides free text messages and voice mail service. Also when you log into gmail you can call anywhere in the US and Canada for free. But you enjoy that movie ordering features. Sounds "revolutionary". I'm quite jealous.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:17 1

13. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Lol Google Now cant open apps.. cant even have a conversation.. cant even book tickets.. cant even ahhh.. they are more.. lol...

If u think google now can do this, ,prove it to me ... :)

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:25 7

15. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


It can't have a conversation. But that's a gimmick.

It does open apps. I'll open maps and navigation when you ask for directions, phone when you call someone, clock when you set an alarm, browser when you tell it to go to a webpage, etc.

I don't need to prove it to you. It's well documented on the internet. I just want to show you are not providing correct information and I think I've accomplished that.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:45

17. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


U don't have any evidence lol...

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:19 4

19. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


U don't have any evidence lol...

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:52

27. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Lol, that's what android is,, copying hahahhahah. As just now u copied my words :)

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:20 1

34. lovefist (unregistered)


You are using Siri for conversation purposes? God.. you are pathetic! Get out and have real conversations with real people, you loser!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:20 2

20. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


Can't have a conversation ????
get a life and real friends and have real "conversations"

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:54

28. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Due to SIRI voice search have come into Limelight, before that android dint have anything apart from SLOW OS... hahaha

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 01:51 1

29. gabe92 (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


your a joke

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 02:04 1

31. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Facepalm....

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 06:50

33. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8665; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Because Android hasn't had voice search since 2009. Accept the fact Google Now is better than your beloved Siri.

Troll.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:13 4

10. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Google can give you search results and interact with you and your schedule/contacts. Does it have conversations with you? No, but to be frank, if you enjoy having a "great conversation" with a fake robot, that might mean you need more friends in your social life.
Does it open applications on command? No, but that's why we have widgets and our favorite apps to be accessible right at our finger tips. In fact, I could probably just touch to open an application way faster than opening up siri and speaking into it "open *name of application*" and then having it process and finally open. Just a touch. Even if Google were to implement such features in the future, I probably will stick with the manual option. Just my thought, but it'll be interesting to see how far apple goes with siri.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:14 1

11. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


just because of iOS limitation ;)
see this: goo.gl/5KyIk
your Siri is really like a baby and will never be mature like Google Now is :)
and your Siri adjusts results to promote Apple's products.....so still do you trust Apple:
sites.google.com/site/corpsins/
deal with the facts

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 14:43

37. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Shut up anywherehome! Go vacation in the clouds! Loser

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:35 1

23. schinnak (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Thats because Android users are smart and we know how to open and use our apps using "Fingers", which is faster. We dont need gimmicks. For those kind of gimmicks there are alternate options like S-voice for example. But no one cares.

Just so that you know - Unlike Siri, Google now does not just respond. Its biggest advantage is that it gives you intelligent updates proactively and automatically without any fuss or frustrating voice instructions.

Go to the airport and your online tickets pops-up. You get traffic & weather updates automatically when u leave home. You get the scores of your fav teams live and movie/show/music ratings automatically. Recommendation of places near by pops-up depending on which street you are on.

And many more. There are tons of stuffs and best part is you can customise these notifications the way you want to.

Ofcourse, you also have voice search options. Even in this department, Google Now is ahead in terms of recognition and results
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Analyst-Munster-grades-Siri-and-Google-Search_id31762

Overall, google now is years ahead of Siri. Even PA says is a far more useful platform than Siri and or any voice enabled personal assistance available today
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-Nows-intelligent-push-shows-Siri-the-future_id31967

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 14:22

35. mandkeee (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


i agree with you syedzain....

siri can do everything but google doesn't ...
siri can give you any answer but google doesn't...
siri can appointment restaurant but google doesn't
siri can find out all sports result but google doesn't
siri can purchase movie tickets but google doesn't
siri can communicate with user but google doesn't
siri can support map voice but google doesn't

SIRI CAN DO EVERYTHING BUT GOOGLE DOESNT

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:02 1

4. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I knew Siri had a lot of potential when it first released. Apple just has to make it faster and maybe improve voice recognition. Siri never really has problems picking up the words I say. Also, I think people want a more human voice.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:07 4

5. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Speak for yourself. I want Siri to sing "Still Alive" to me.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:16 3

12. random1204 (Posts: 27; Member since: 26 May 2010)


Or "Human After All".

One day....

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:11 4

7. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Use Google Now. It's everything you just described.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:18 1

14. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


yep only gives u search results faster, cant even book tickets or anything.. cant even have a conversation. Siri is advanced it understands u a lot.. :)

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:37

24. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


yes, fun is more important than correct results:
goo.gl/5KyIk
:-D

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:25 4

21. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


SIRI -
S - Seriously
I - its
R - rather
I - idiotic.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 14:24

36. mandkeee (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


siri can do everything but google doesn't ...
siri can give you any answer but google doesn't...
siri can appointment restaurant but google doesn't
siri can find out all sports result but google doesn't
siri can purchase movie tickets but google doesn't
siri can communicate with user but google doesn't
siri can support map voice but google doesn't

SIRI CAN DO EVERYTHING BUT GOOGLE DOESNT

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:28 4

22. Savage (unregistered)


Apple - Updating their products, one feature at a time.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:38 1

25. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


but this: goo.gl/5KyIk
they will never fix because they are simply not able to make it properly, they re just buying companies but not truly innovating

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 00:52 1

26. Savage (unregistered)


I remember this! It was hilarious! Siri's obsessive about Stallions. Even the voice of the assistant is more human-like in Google Now.

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