Sony Releases The Interview Online On YouTube, Xbox, Google Play

Sony Pictures has released The Interview online, available for streaming, on YouTube, Google Play, Google Play, Xbox Video, and on its own website,, in a surprise Christmas gift to North Korea. Google--explaining its release of the movie on its blog--said Sony had started contacting companies last Wednesday about how they might help the company release the movie online. Sony had been unmercilessly hacked in order to stop the release of the film. It looked like--until today--that those hackers had succeeded in forcing the movie offline, after Sony pulled the movie from theaters and halted its theatrical release. Google said that the companies could not sit and "allow a handful of people to determine the limits of free speech in another country (however silly the content might be). "