Searching for Movies in Google Search Just Got Better
Google today improved the way it displays search results for movies on mobile devices. The latest update to the Google app now lets people compare ratings, showtimes, theater locations, and other details in a new result card. People can easily purchase tickets directly from search results, set favorite theaters or locations, and more. Google says people should search for "showtimes" or "movie times" along with the theater name, movie name, or general location. The improved movie search results are available in Google Search in mobile browsers as well as the Google app for Android devices. Google says this feature will come to the Google app for iOS soon.
Google Assistant Can Now Help You Buy Movie Tickets
May 4, 2018
Google today made it easier for people to buy movie tickets thanks to a partnership with Fandango. Now, Android device owners can ask Google Assistant for help purchasing tickets.
New Yorkers Can Now Buy Train Tickets From Smartphones
Jul 5, 2016
Commuters who ride select Long Island Railroad or Metro-North routes can use the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's new eTix app to purchase, activate, and use train tickets. The MTA says mobile ticketing is available to those who ride LIRR's Port Washington branch or Metro-North's Hudson Line, with support for all branches/lines due by the end of August.
MoviePass' Location Tracking Draws Customer Ire
Mar 6, 2018
MoviePass, the popular movie subscription service, raised eyebrows this week when it admitted that it tracks users' location before and after they attend movies. MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe called attention to the matter when speaking at an industry event.
Google Play Eases Pain of Finding Movies and TV Shows in Streaming Apps
Mar 27, 2018
Google today updated its Google Play Store and Google Play Movies & TV apps with new insight when it comes to video streaming services. People can now easily discover which streaming service includes their favorite movie or show.