The company confirmed that more than two hundred sites across the US will also screen the movie starting Christmas Day.
The Interview will be available on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox and at Sony Pictires’s dedicated website, seetheinterview.com.
The film costs $5.99 to rent, or $14.99 to buy, stated Sony Pictures.
“It has always been Sony’s intention to have a national platform on which to release this film,” said Michael Lynton, Sony’s Entertainment’s chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
However, no cable or satellite television operator has yet agreed to make The Interview available through video on demand.
The studio also held talks with Apple Inc about making the comedy available on its iTunes store, but the negotiations broke down, citing two anonymous sources.
Sony Pictures had cancelled the film’s release following threats of violence against cinemagoers.
President Barack Obama, who previously dismissed the decision to cancel the release of The Interview, has welcomed the decision.
“With today’s announcements, people can now make their own choices about the film, and that’s how it should be,” Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said in a statement released by the White House.
Meanwhile, the film’s stars James Franco and Seth Rogen took to Twitter to celebrate.
“Victory!! The people and the President have spoken!! Sony to release The Interview in theaters.” write James Franco.
“The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn’t give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!” read the tweet by Seth Rogen.
In the ever-twisting tale of bringing this film to audiences, its unconventional release is only one of its stranger elements.
Here’s wishing the entire team The Interview all the best and Merry Christmas.
Sony Pictures is all set to release their controversial film, The Interview, online and on-demand, reversing an earlier decision to withdraw the film ...3.0