Google puts movie info, reviews and showtimes all in one spot

Engadget

Google announced a new feature today that will help you out when you're deciding what movie to go see. Now, when you look for movies or showtimes in Google Search on your phone, you'll be able to easily compare different films and see where and when they're playing. You can browse movies or look through offerings from particular theaters and when you tap a film title, Google will show you information about the movie, its IMDb, Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes scores as well as showtimes in nearby theaters. Then you can just swipe over to see all of that information for another movie option. Once you've made your decision, just tap on a showtime to buy the ticket.


Google Search Updated With Features For Moviegoers

International Business Times

Google wants moviegoers to use its Search feature more, so it is updating the feature with tools that will come in handy when users are looking for the nearest theater that's showing a certain film. On Tuesday, Google announced via a blog post the changes that it is bringing to its Search feature. Such changes are said to make it easier for moviegoers to locate a cinema and find and purchase tickets to a film they are planning to see. The updated Search feature will henceforth show important details about movies that are currently showing in cinemas. Users can check for ratings, showtimes and theater locations of the movie that they want to see.


7 things you didn’t know Google Search could do until now

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Google Search is much more powerful than most people know. Google is way more powerful than most people realize. Regular searches are helpful, but they don't even scratch the surface of Google's abilities. Sometimes, your basic search inquiries may not be enough or you need a tip to get the best results. Fair warning: You can't mention Google without also mentioning tracking.


Google Is About to Look a Bit Different on Your Smartphone

TIME - Tech

Since its inception, Google's search engine has evolved from simply displaying blue links to pulling up full answers to questions and showing relevant data before you even ask for it. Both the Google Search app and the Search homepage on the mobile web will now include shortcuts for areas of interest such as the weather, sports, food and drinks, and entertainment. The Google app currently shows news headlines relevant to your interests, the weather, and sports scores in one feed. But with the update, users will be able to tap individual topics to browse an entire feed of information related specifically to that subject. Google is positioning this as a way to dive into specific topics more deeply rather than just touching on these subjects in the Google app's main feed.


Google Assistant can now buy movie tickets on your behalf

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Google Assistant's latest trick is ordering movie tickets. It's a partnership with Fandango that enables the digital helper to assist you with movie night decisions. You can buy tickets with your voice, or you can ask for general showtimes in your area, along with finding out a movie's cast and maybe even watching a trailer. Google says picking assigned seats is pretty simple too. It was only a matter of time before Google brought Assistant into the movie mix.