The Interview isn’t on iTunes, but it’s still easy to watch on Apple TV


Photo: Sony Pictures
Photo: Sony Pictures

The Interview has been made available for streaming and purchase online ahead of its theatrical release Christmas Day. YouTube Movies, Google Play, Xbox Videos, and a dedicated website are all offering the controversial comedy for $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to own in HD.

Notably absent from the list of streaming providers is Apple, which refused the chance to make the movie available through iTunes. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stream “James Flacco” and Seth Rogen’s North Korean escapades on your Apple TV or iOS device.

The easiest way to do it is by purchasing it from YouTube Movies, because then you can stream it through the YouTube Apple TV and iOS apps. You must purchase the movie through the web first, and if you’ve never bought something from YouTube before, you’ll have to enter your credit card information.

Once it’s purchased and added to your Google/YouTube account, make sure you’re logged into your account in the YouTube app of your choice. From there it will show up under your list of purchases. The YouTube iOS app might be the easiest, because you can just send it to an Apple TV over AirPlay.

After fear that The Interview might never be shown, Sony announced that hundreds of theaters are set to screen the movie starting tomorrow. If you’re interested in going to see it, The Verge has a list of locations.