Sony's "The Interview" is now available from Google Play; rent it for $5.99, buy it for $14.99

Want to piss off North Korea ruler Kim Jong-Un? Head over to the Google Play Store via your Android smartphone or tablet, and rent or buy "The Interview." The movie is available now from Google, priced at $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to purchase. And if you have an iOS device, you can watch the movie from YouTube where it is being offered at the same prices to rent or buy.

Unless you have had your head in the sand, you know the story behind the movie. Two reporters are asked by the CIA to kill North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-Un. Not happy about the plot, North Korea hacked into Sony's computer files, even revealing some information about product placements for the Sony Xperia Z4 within the next James Bond movie.

After a threat was made against theaters showing the movie, Sony decided to pull it from its release schedule which led to anger in the U.S. Jokes were made at Sony's expense (for example, would Darth Vader angrily force Disney to withdraw the new Star Wars movies?) and some felt that Sony's cowardice insulted the brave men and women of the military who lay their lives on the line, fighting for freedom.

Sony decided to reverse its position, with talk that it would show the comedy on its free Crackle video streaming app. Instead, the company quickly arranged to launch the film at a small group of selected theaters, and online. For those who feel safer watching on their smartphone or tablet, you can now go ahead and buy or rent "The Interview" from Google Play or YouTube. Popcorn is not included.

source: Google



1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You can buy(14,99$) it or rent(5,99$) it on XBOX VIDEO

33. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Interesting how Google stepped up and said NO to intimidation by north korea, while Apple bent over. I am renting the movie as a way to stand with Google and say NO (Hell NO!?) to north korea. #nointimidation

34. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Sadly the google/youtube were bent over the intimidation before this movie.... in the movie titled: Innocence of Muslims a.k.a The Real Life of Muhammad a.k.a Muhammad Movie Trailer. I really like when obama said that SONY (the U.S) should not bend down over intimidation, SONY (the U.S) should not fear on voicing their mind.

39. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Obviously blatant hate such as the movie you're trying to speak of is Not the result of intimidation, it's probably banned because google/YouTube realised that it is just a blatant hate/racist video that cripple humanity. Free thoughts are nice, but don't overuse it. This movie maybe insult someone unrightfully, and thus why people that may have been insulted does the intimidation. Unless it's a documentary with facts, the intimidation is just understandable and should not be questioned or countered. It maybe is an insulting flying comedy.

40. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

So insulting kim ( a single person) is permited, insulting Mr. M ( a single person) is not permited. both has their own intimidation. bowing to Mr. M is right, bowing to Mr. K is not right. I don't get it.... Why we can make joke about Jesus, Buddha, Zeus, Athena, Thor, Brahma, Hanoman, etc but we can't make a joke to Mr. M, and should bow to Mr. M follower intimidation.

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Mr M? Oh, you mean Muhammed, the guy that married and got it on with a 9 year old.

45. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

No, both isn't obviously right as I explained before. I think I people missed my point.


Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Are you high? So you're saying that threatening mass acts of violence against innocent people who choose to see a movie is acceptable, and even expected? Wow. Sticks and stones, dude...

53. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

What mass violence are you talking about? Don't they hack and only threaten to attack the studio/producers (which in this case Is NOT innocent)? Enlighten me

57. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

No, they threatened violence against any theater that had shown the movie. The theaters pulled out first, then sony pulled the movie.

61. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Obviously if you are thinking brightly you'd know that the theather and the watchers who paid for the movie are NOT innocent. They're supporting an insultive movie. They don't threaten to attack WTC or some sort,

35. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Indeed and that probably has something to do with hacking fears inside Apple, especially with their recent embarassing icloud hack which led to #thefappening Google on the other hand seems to be very confident about the security of their network, which is something very commendable and big thumbs up to Google for not bending over to Un!

2. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

It's the same price on Xbox Video.

36. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Rent it. Buy it. Stream it. Torrent it. It doesn't matter - i rented it a few hours ago and just finished watching it - a nice comedy. But i think everyone needs to see this movie regardless, to realize the ridiculousness behind the cyber attack from North Korea against Sony's servers. Jong-Un feeling insecure about such a little comedy sattire proves that the joke is on him. The movie got insane hype due to their cyber attack and now it got released anyway with more people having easier access to high quality 720p/1080p copies, and it'll probably bring in a huge profit before the New Year.

3. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

You can get it oj Xbox video for windows and windows phone Guys be fair !

4. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Not available in europe/denmark? :(

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah I want it to come to Finland :(

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, never understood why it is so hard for them to release movies and such in europe, when games and such have practically same release date worldwide.

6. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

These bloggers are effing ridiculous.. Seriously Alen

8. Derekjeter

Posts: 1529; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If i rent it can i stream it to my Chrome Cast from Nexus 6?? Anybody?

11. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Yes. You've never rented or bought a movie from Google Play?

18. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Yes you can stream it on ur Nexus 6

9. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

i normally don't watch movies but this time i will

30. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

via Kickass torrents :D

10. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

This film isn't supposed to be that funny according to CNet, waste of time really.

12. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It has about a1000 ratings on Google Play right now and 880 of those are 5 star.

41. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

It's 5 star to protest for freedom of speech

21. mixedfish

Posts: 1561; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You trust Cnet? lol

47. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I trust CNet more than 880 people giving this a 5 star review because of 'freedom'. I downloaded this movie (yes illegally, since I expected it to be crap) and 20 minutes in, I stopped it. What a piece of s**t movie.

63. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Completely agree, I watched it a few days ago, it wasn't bad for a few moments, the rest wasn't really funny

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