22 October 2019
As teased and tested by Google earlier this year, Duplex is now available on the web across Android devices in the United States and the United Kingdom. It is currently limited to booking movie tickets but should be expanded to other services in the future. The web version is accessible via Google Chrome on Android smartphones and tablets.
Duplex on the web can be triggered by either using Assistant voice command, “Hey Google, showtimes for [movie] in Phoenix this weekend” or simply search for movie timings via Google app on your Android device. Once you use any of the methods, Assistant will get into action and take care of things like looking for movie timings, available seats, seat selection, making the booking, and even paying for the same.
Google has partnered with a number of movie ticket booking websites to make the integration work. Some of these include Fandango, MovieTickets.com, AMC, or MJR Theaters that cover over 70 movie theaters for users based in the United States. If you are from the United Kingdom, ODEON is the partner. It will make use of the payment details saved with Chrome to complete the transaction by making the payment.
As mentioned in the beginning, Google will be expanding Duplex for web to cover more services. It has announced that the next support will be for car rentals. It is likely to handle tasks like choosing the car rental service, car model, and fill other requirement details before finalizing the rental.