How to buy movie tickets with Siri on your iPhone and iPad

Siri can help you purchase tickets to the movies with help from the Fandango app. All you have to do is have Fandango installed and then ask Siri to find tickets. Here's how.

How to buy movie tickets with Siri and Fandango on your iPhone or iPad

First, install the Fandango app on your iPhone or iPad in order for Siri to help you buy movie tickets. It's available for free in the App Store.

  1. Press and hold the Home button or say "Hey, Siri" on your iPhone or iPad to activate Siri.
  2. Ask her something like "Find showtimes for Kubo and the Two Strings."Siri will pull up a list of showtimes.
  3. Tap on a theater.

  1. Tap on a show time.
  2. Tap on Buy Tickets.This will open Fandango on your iPhone or iPad where you can proceed through the ticket purchase process. If you select "Buy with Apple Pay" it will be a one-step process.

Buying Movie Tickets with Siri and Fandango

Your movie tickets will be stored in Wallet. When you arrive at the theater, open Wallet and show your ticket code at the front door.

Originally published January 2013

Updated September 2016 to reflect changes to iOS 10

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.

6 Comments
  • unfortunately another service only works in the USA, the Czech Republic very drashy phone that is not dspozici many functions,,,,, apple customers from smaller countries discriminates
  • I'll wait for the non Fandango solution. I absolutely abhor the company. It's about time that theater chains like AMC, Regal and more take ticket purchasing in house.
  • Agreed.
  • I'm not sure how this is really any easier than current. Cooler maybe, but easier? Using Siri to change playlists while I'm lifting and my phone is in my pocket, sure. But some of this stuff has come out, looked cool but not really cut down on the time, effort or swipes required to do something. It still requires you to click the show, click Buy and then go into the Fandango app anyway. This is AFTER Siri pauses to understand what you just said. I think this is some of the indication of what's trending lately. Its like developers have thought us content to fiddle with a device more and more instead of giving us truly more efficient ways to do things. I mean how hard would it be to have a default payment method setup in Fandango/iTunes/Passport, have Siri ask you to buy tickets and seal the deal verbally OR buy via one click? I see such huge areas to truly innovate and leverage this platform into something amazing. But instead, we get half-baked things like this.. :/ Sorry Allyson, didn't mean to hijack your timely, detailed and concise instructions! I guess I clicked on this article hoping Apple had given us something super simple. But after reading your directions realized it wasn't what I had hoped.
  • Doesn't work on this end. Tapping the showtimes does not link to anything.
  • Gotta laugh at Apple's new Siri "feature", total fail that you have to have a separate app, all they added was a link in Siri to go to Fandango. Where's the innovation? Never thought i'd see Blackberry build a better mobile OS than Apple!!