May 4th, 2018
What started as a fun pun—May the 4th—has now become an official holiday for Star Wars fans. On this day is known around the globe as “Star Wars Day,” fans celebrate the lore of the galaxy far, far away. We’ve got a couple of ideas for how you can join in on the celebration!
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What if the droids in the Star Wars universe could pull off this handy trick … your Google Assistant can now help you find, learn about and purchase tickets to the movies. If you’re not sure what you’re in the mood for, just ask your Google Assistant for “showtimes near me,” and if one of the movies sounds interesting, you can keep the conversation going by asking “who stars in it?” or “show me the trailer.”
We worked with Fandango so you can buy tickets to the movies using your voice—just say “buy tickets” once you’ve decided which movie to see. Or if you already have a movie in mind, you can just say “Hey Google, get me tickets for…” and insert the name of the movie you want to see. You can even buy advance tickets for upcoming movies, like “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opening on May 25th. Here’s how it works on your phone:
And if you’re purchasing tickets for a movie that requires reserved seating, you can use Fandango or other providers to pick your seats before you complete your purchase. This works even if you started the conversation on your Google Home – take a look:
Before you go see “Solo: A Star Wars Story” later this month, enjoy the best of Star Wars on Google Play! We’ve got you covered with discounts and deals on Star Wars apps, games, movies, books and more from that galaxy far, far away.
As a huge fan of Han Solo and Chewbacca, I’m excited to share some Wookiee tricks from your Google Assistant … just say, “Hey Google, may the 4th be with you.”