You Can Watch The Interview Almost Anywhere Starting Today

Sony Pictures has officially opened the floodgates. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company announced that The Interview—you know, that one comedy with all the North Korean hacking and terrorist threats and lukewarm reviews—is now available on almost every digital streaming platform available.

That includes Cable VOD services from Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cox Communications, Time-Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cablevision, AT&T Uverse, FiOS, DirecTV, and VUDU. All you lucky customers, starting as early as today and rolling out over the next couple days, will have the opportunity to rent the film after parting with $6, and if you have Verizon or VUDU, you can even buy it for $15. Strangely, PlayStation Network will finally get the film tomorrow, days after Xbox Video (?). The only sites missing are the big ones like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video, but Sony most likely wants to squeeze out as much VOD dollars as possible before going to subscription-based services. We've reach out to Sony for confirmation on these details.


Of course, you can still watch via YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Video, iTunes (which they released on Sunday) and Sony's own dedicated site—or find other, more illegal means of digital acquisition. [THR]

iTunes Is Also Streaming The Interview Starting Today

According to Re/code, Apple just released The Interview on iTunes in the U.S. and Canada today at 1pm EST. Like other services which started streaming the controversial film on Christmas Eve, iTunes will also let you rent ($5.99) or buy ($14.99) the film.

During Sony's early talks to get would-be streaming services on board, the company reportedly approached Apple as a possibility, but the New York Times reported Apple wasn't comfortable with the quick turnaround. Whether the company had a change of heart or just needed those extra few days is uncertain, but Apple has officially joined YouTube, Xbox Video, and Google Play as potential avenues for watching the film.


On a related note, The Interview is not living up to the massively unprecedented hype. But, you know, freedom or whatever. [Re/code]