Fandango has always been my favorite movie information app on the iPhone. It’s also been my go-to movies app on the iPad, even while using it when it was just an iPhone app pixel-doubled to fit the screen.
The app has recently been updated for the iPad, and it really looks great now that’s it’s sized for the iPad’s larger screen. It still packs all the movie information you need – from showtimes at local theaters to movie reviews and trailers and more.
Here’s the rundown on app features via its App Store page:
•Find movies playing in your local theaters – use our search function, alphabetically browse movies showing nearby, or view "Opening This Week" and "Top Box Office" lists
•Discover movies ‘Coming Soon’ – check out our “In the Spotlight” titles or view upcoming movie scheduled to play near you
•Tap a movie poster to watch high-quality trailers clips and exclusive interviews, many in HD and available for full-screen viewing
•Flip through beautiful movie stills
•Read Fandango Fan Ratings and reviews, critic reviews from Metacritic, and Movie Tweets featuring the ten most recent tweets posted about a specific film
•View current showtimes; MPAA ratings and descriptors, genres, synopses, run times and director and cast lists
•Pull up Recently Viewed titles for faster searching
•Find theaters closest to you using the iOS core location feature and view them in a list – either alphabetically or by distance – or within map
•Browse in-app maps – now available on every movie detail screen – to view individual theater locations or all theaters in your search area
•Select a search radius – from 3 to 250 miles – for better theater browsing
•Add theaters to a “Favorites” list for faster searching
•Discover theater amenities such as Closed Captioning, stadium seating and wheelchair accessibility
•Connect with Google Maps to find driving directions
Purchase Tickets in a Flash:
•Purchase tickets seamlessly without leaving the app
•Buy tickets for more movie screens – 16,000 and counting! – than on any other app
•Sign into your Fandango account to purchase tickets with your credit card stored online
•Or securely store credit card information to your device – it’s your choice!
•Select Fandango Bucks gift certificates can now be accepted as payment
•Sync to your Fandango account to view your Fandango website and app purchase history and ticket details
Extras for iPad:
•The Pulse – Get a snapshot of what’s hot on Fandango! Want to know which films have theaters packed nationwide? Then tap into The Pulse!
•Tips + Tricks ¬– Get the most out of your Fandango app! No Hollywood agent required.
Needless to say, movie trailers look great on the iPad’s large screen – and the app even has AirPlay support if you want to fire them up on your Apple TV.
You can find the – now Universal – version of Fandango in the App Store now, and it’s a free app.