LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Ticketmaster announced that they have partnered with Bixby, Samsung’s Siri-like virtual assistant to allow concert-goers to discover and purchase concert tickets using voice technology.
Powered by Ticketmaster’s API, would-be ticket purchasers can now use their voice and their Samsung Galaxy Note9 to search for events by artists or teams, and location or event dates.
Users can ask Bixby “Hi Bixby, find concert tickets in Los Angeles” or “Hi Bixby, what sporting events are happening in New York this weekend?” and Bixby will provide results based on Ticketmaster’s availability, confirm their order details and finalize their purchase.
“Ticketmaster is constantly looking for new ways to make it easy for fans to discover events and buy tickets, and voice is an exciting technology,” said Jared Smith, President of Ticketmaster. “By opening our platform over the past several years, Ticketmaster has greatly expanded our inventory’s reach and we’ve built a best-in-class list of third-party partners. Bixby offers yet another avenue for fans to tap into the largest selection of live events available. We’re excited about this partnership with Samsung because fans will see a personalized experience based on the artists, teams and events that they love the most.”
This integration is the latest in a long line of Ticketmaster partnerships with a wide range of third-party apps like streaming services, e-commerce sites and global social platforms, including Facebook, Spotify, Groupon, BandsinTown, YouTube, and more.
Discovering and buying tickets with Ticketmaster on Bixby is available in North America, and is currently live on the Samsung Galaxy Note9.