Fandango to launch voice-activated service


Comcast’s Fandango said Wednesday it partnered with Microsoft subsidiary Tellme for a voice-activated movie information service for mobile phones.

Using GPS technology, consumers will be able to speak the name of a movie and their local theater while quickly receiving back relevant showtimes.

From there, purchasing tickets and getting driving directions can be done from the phone screen.

The deal calls for a similar voice service in GPS enabled cars within the year.