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Next iOS update will let you purchase movie tickets with Siri

November 06, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • In the next update for iOS 6, Siri will be able to make movie ticket purchases.
In the next update for iOS 6, Siri will be able to make movie ticket purchases. (9 to 5 Mac )

The next update to Apple's mobile operating system may include a way to buy movie tickets by just talking to Siri.

The website 9 to 5 Mac is reporting that users will be able to ask Siri to purchase movie tickets in iOS 6.1, according to  developers who already have access to the upcoming update.

Users can say phrases such as "Three tickets to see 'Brave,' " "Buy four tickets to see 'Toy Story 3' tonight in San Jose," or even "Two tickets to that new Pixar movie," according to a screen shot of Siri's information menu by 9 to 5 Mac.

The new Siri feature works through Fandango. That means users have to install the Fandango app before they can complete a purchase through Apple's voice assistant. Unfortunately, it also means that the feature will not work with every movie theater.

Apple has also said the feature will be exclusive to U.S. users, according to 9 to 5 Mac.

Currently, Siri has the ability to check movie times but cannot make purchases. When asked for movie times, Siri pulls up a cinema marquee. Once the purchase feature is added, compatible theaters will be marked with small movie ticket icons.

There's no word on when iOS 6.1 will make it available to general iOS users.

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