Google has collaborated with US-based ticketing company Fandango to let users buy movie tickets using voice commands on Google Assistant.
“Google has partnered with Fandango to offer movie ticket purchases from Google Assistant. To buy tickets, just say ‘buy tickets,’ or say, ‘Hey Google, get me tickets for…’,” The Verge reported late on Friday.
Fandango sells movie tickets via its website and through its mobile app.
“If you’re not sure what you want to see, just say, ‘showtimes near me,’ and Google will bring up a selection of films playing at theatres located near you. You can find out more about a film by asking ‘Who stars in it’,” the report said.
This feature is available on Apple’s Siri.
However, Google Assistant allows users to make the purchase without downloading the Fandango app. (IANS)
Google has extended the “Interpreter” mode on its Assistant to Home speakers and other third-party devices.
The “Interpreter” mode will help users have real-time conversations with compatible devices and also translates them into other languages.
“For now, you must use English, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish to start the interpreter mode. After you’ve started interpreter mode, you can ask Google Assistant to translate between more languages,” the company wrote in a blog-post on Tuesday.
The feature supports 26 international languages including Hindi, English, Arabic, Korean and Portuguese among others.
Users can ask Assistant to “turn on interpreter mode” to invoke the feature on compatible devices and choose which languages they desire to use.
“When you hear the tone, start speaking in either language. You don’t have to alternate between languages for the interpreter mode to work,” the port said.
Using the interpreter mode on a Smart Display would allow users to both see and hear the translated conversation. They can also swipe from left to right to stop the interpreter mode.
Google first demonstrated the feature at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2019 in Las Vegas.