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This article was published on April 3, 2018

Google Search just made it easier to pick a movie to watch

Google Search just made it easier to pick a movie to watch
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Google is adding a small but useful update to its mobile search app that should make it easier to plan a night out to the movies.

A new comparison tool lets you quickly see IMDB, Metacritic, and Rotten Tomatoes scores, as well as a description and showtimes. The movies are listed in a horizontal card interface so you can quickly explore your options.

 

Alternatively, you can see what’s playing by location on a map, and you can narrow you search based on genre, reviews, and even what type of screen the film is being shown on.

It’s one less reason to visit a traditional movie site like Fandango to find information about a movie. To be clear, Google will still link to those services once you actually go to purchase a ticket, but the update should make picking something to watch a little more seamless, as you probably would’ve Googled a movie before arriving at its Fandango page anyway.

The update is rolling out to the Googleapon Android first in the US and India, but should arrive on iOS “soon.”


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