Get movie trailers and more with Google Search for mobile

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | 5:22 PM

Heads up, movie fans -- today we've launched a mobile version of our new Google Search results for movies, which makes it easier to plan a trip to the movies. Just go to google.com in the web browser on your iPhone, Palm WebOS, or Android-powered device, search for "movies", and then tap on the "More movies" link. From there, you can either browse a list of movies or select the "Theaters" button to browse a list of theaters near you.

Our new movie listings page now includes buttons to play trailers right on your phone, ratings and categories, movie posters, upcoming showtimes, and a concise list of the nearest theaters and their distances from you. We keep information on this page succinct so you can quickly browse through shows and showtimes to help you decide which movie to see. If you want more details about a specific movie, just touch the poster or movie title and you'll see our new movie details page that has a synopsis of the movie, a more detailed list of showtimes, the cast and crew, and pictures. Watch our trailer for a quick demo:



When you browse by theater, you'll see a map of the theaters nearest to you. Then, just tap on the link to any particular theater to see what shows are playing there and what times they're playing. Of course, you can also search for specific movies or theaters and see their listings right away. Try searching for recent movies like "New Moon" or "Where the Wild Things Are" or search for "glendale 18 los angeles".


If you enjoy searching for movies with Google nearly as much as we have during testing, then this will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Our new search results for movies are available in English in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. As always, let us know your feedback. This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

8 comments:

lowlight said...

Why are these new features not being added for Windows Mobile? The browsers support it, it's just not being done for some reason.

ruffneckc said...

Brilliant Nick, it's so easy to find movies and plan dates, wherever I am with this!

mlcourtn said...

I can do the search on my Droid, but clicking on the links gives me 404 Errors.

soydeedo said...

lowlight said: "Why are these new features not being added for Windows Mobile? The browsers support it, it's just not being done for some reason."

It seems to work for me on Opera 10 with a Treo 800w.

Stratagem said...

In addition to WinMob OS, there was nothing done for Blackberry users?

I have the G mobile app for 8830, but not seeing any of these new features.

lowlight said...

@soydeedo you're right, it does work in Opera 10. Now if only Gmail worked too!

Cliff said...

I assume this is because iPhone, Palm's WebOS, and Android are all Webkit browsers so it was very easy for those three to work, while Windows and BlackBerry have different browser engines. Give it time.

JonM said...

Please bring back the option to sort movies by review rating. This used to be available (and sort of is, if you hack the URL). It disappeared in a recent reformatting of the Movies pages. It was the best feature of Google movies for me.