iOS 6.1 beta from Apple will reportedly allow users to order movie tickets through Siri. The feature, which is made possible through Fandango, will only ask iDevice users to confirm their purchase (through Passbook) of tickets to the film they want to see.
All told, for Fandango, the timing couldn’t be better for the advancement of this technology. Mobile ticket sales for the summer of 2012 increased 116% year-over-year, Fandango says according to its own numbers.
Passbook is a simple way to get all your passes in one place. Fandango’s paperless and scannable Mobile Ticket feature, now available at 2,600 screens across the country, enables moviegoers to get their movie tickets sent to their phones as mobile barcodes.
Fandango says that with these paperless tickets, film fans can show their iPhone or iPod touch to the theater ticket-taker and bypass the box office windows and kiosks.
“Mobile Ticket in Passbook is a great way for Fandango fans to keep their tickets in one place and quickly access them on their iPhone or iPod touch,” said Rick Butler, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fandango. “Fandango moviegoers can now bypass the box office at select nationwide theaters because their Mobile Ticket in Passbook will use time and location data to automatically display their scannable movie ticket as soon as they arrive.”