Last week it was reported that Sony had reached out to Apple to get its controversial movie “The Interview” released through iTunes, arguably one of the biggest digital distribution platforms out there, but the Cupertino-based company had declined. Four days after The Interview was released online looks like Apple has finally agreed which is why this movie is now available for rent and purchase through iTunes.
Sony had initially pulled the movie’s release after threats from hackers, a move it got a lot of criticism for. It then started reaching out to companies that run popular digital distribution platforms to figure out some kind of a deal.
Four days ago Sony announced that The Interview will be released online through Google Play Store, YouTube Movies, Xbox Video and a website set up only for this movie called seetheinterview.com.
In case you didn’t watch this movie through any of those channels, and you’re not among the hundreds of thousands of people who downloaded this movie through torrents, then you can head on over to iTunes right now and purchase The Interview for $15, or rent it for $6.
The movie revolves around two journalists who are tasked by the CIA to assassinate the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un. FBI has officially blamed North Korea for this cyberattack, an allegation that The Hermit Kingdom has denounced in the strongest terms.