After a number of hasty negotiations and discussions, Google has agreed to stream ‘The Interview’ on Google Play and YouTube. It will be available from 10am PST/6pm GMT for $6. It’ll also be streamed by Sony and on Xbox Video.
Last Wednesday Sony began contacting a number of companies, including Google, to ask if we’d be able to make their movie, “The Interview,” available online. We’d had a similar thought and were eager to help—though given everything that’s happened, the security implications were very much at the front of our minds.
Of course it was tempting to hope that something else would happen to ensure this movie saw the light of day. But after discussing all the issues, Sony and Google agreed that we could not sit on the sidelines and allow a handful of people to determine the limits of free speech in another country (however silly the content might be).