A little late to the party, but not disinvited entirely, Apple has finally decided to make The Interview available for rent and purchase via iTunes. For those living under a rock the last month or so, that’s the movie that’s been at the center of the big Sony Pictures hack lately—garnering enough of a controversy to even have officials from North Korea and the President of the United States weighing in on it.
If you didn’t catch ‘The Interview’ when Sony began offering it for rental or purchase online earlier this week, and aren’t one of the many who have reportedly torrented it, then you may be interested to hear that the controversial flick has landed on iTunes today. Apple customers in the US and Canada can now buy the film for $14.99 via Apple’s digital media store, a move that at least extends the devices that you can watch it on to iOS, Apple TV and OSX. Other places it can be viewed or bought include Sony’s own site, YouTube, Xbox and Google Play. The addition of iTunes, which was first noted by Recode, is days later than the original release, but it may just open ‘The Interview’ up to new audiences and give the film some legs beyond its early days — which have coincided with the Sony email hack, which the FBI blamed on North Korea (despite evidence to the contrary), and North Korea’s own internet outage problems.
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