The Interview is heading to YouTube, Google Play and Xbox today

Well I have to say, even though I still think it’s in bad taste, this is a major win for creativity and we should all learn a lesson from it. Good to see the consoles doing their bit, even though Microsoft and Sony have suffered hacking.

Gigaom

The off-again, on-again saga around The Interview continues: Google and Microsoft have agreed to make the movie available online. The film becomes available on 12/24, starting at 10am PT on YouTube, Google Play as well as through Xbox Live and via Sony’s own website. Consumers will be able to rent the movie for $5.99, or buy a digital copy for $14.99.

Sony confirmed the release of the movie Wednesday, following a report from CNN that first mentioned ongoing negotiations between Sony and YouTube. The studio apparently plans to make the release available on Seetheinterview.com, which is inaccessible at the time of writing.

Sony had canceled all release plans for The Interview last week after major theater chains pulled out of the release following threats of violence and the devastating hack attack on Sony’s servers. At the time, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said that there were no plans to…

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