We are a little sceptical of this working beyond a select few users and cities given Duplex’s slow rollout and reported issues when trying to book restaurants – though that was AI that called a venue to speak to an actual person.

While it might be easier for Google to sort out voice assistant cinema ticket booking without making a phone call, we’ll wait and see. If it does work, calling up the initial search with times for several cinemas could be the most useful feature here, but we can already do that on Android using Assistant – it’s the carrying through to purchase that Assistant struggles with, and what this update claims to have fixed.