Sony Decides to Offer ‘The Interview’ for Streaming on YouTube


One week after pulling “The Interview,” a controversial comedy about an assassination attempt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, Sony has decided on an online distribution strategy that will allow viewers to stream it online.

The movie is reportedly going to be available for rent on YouTube, as well as the Google Play store and Microsoft’s Xbox Video store. The movie will also be available to rent on Sony’s website

“It has always been Sony’s intention to have a national platform on which to release this film,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment. “With that in mind, we reached out to Google, Microsoft and other partners last Wednesday, December 17th, when it became clear our initial release plans were not possible. We are pleased we can now join with our partners to offer the film nation-wide today.”

The movie will cost $5.99 to rent, and $14.99 to buy in high-definition on Sony’s site.