In an official blog post on Thursday, Google said the web-side Duplex could help people buy movie tickets online more easily. The service is currently available to Android users. If you want to use this service, you need to check the screening time at the cinema in your area (currently only in the UK and US) via Google Assistant, and the software will open the Chrome browser and find the right movie ticket.
In terms of the tool, Google has partnered with 70 cinemas and ticketing companies, including AMC, Fandango and Odeon. Google announced the Duplex service at an I/O developer conference in May, and is constantly exploring new scenarios in addition to restaurant reservations.
The new version of the movie ticket is working as follows: When you check for a movie ticket through Google Assistant, Duplex opens a ticketing site in Chrome and starts filling out the fields. Using information extracted from calendars, Gmail inboxes, and Chrome autofills, such as credit cards and login sins, the Duplex system automatically enters information in the appropriate form.
Throughout the process, you’ll see a progress bar, just like the file you’re downloading. Whenever the system needs more information, such as price or seat selection, the process pauses and prompts you to make a selection. When you’re done, click to confirm your booking or payment.