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How to watch ‘The Interview’ on your iPhone, iPad, Roku or Apple TV

How To Watch The Interview On iOS

Though hackers tried as hard as they possibly could to prevent its release, the most talked-about movie of 2014 can now be seen in theaters. Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview” is showing in small theaters across the country beginning on Christmas Day, and here’s a complete list of every theater showing the film.

As many of you also know, the movie was released on Christmas Eve Day online as well. Through partnerships with Google and Microsoft, Sony was able to offer The Interview for rental or purchase to YouTube, Google Play and Xbox users.

Of course, you can also watch the movie on a wide range of other devices including iPhones, iPads, iPod touch handhelds, Roku boxes and Apple TVs.

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GigaOm has put together a nice quick guide that explains how to watch 2014’s most talked-about movie on any one of several popular devices. The deed is easier done on some devices than others, but where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Among the devices listed above, the easiest way to watch The Interview is on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. All you need to do is download the Google Play Movies & TV app for iOS, and rent or buy the movie from within.

On an Apple TV, the process is a bit more complex. You’ll need to purchase or rent The Interview on a computer using Google’s YouTube Movies site, and then find it on the MyYouTube tab in the YouTube app on your Apple TV.

Of note, the GigaOm doesn’t mention the fact that most Apple TV owners also own an iPhone or iPad, so you can always simplify the process by getting the movie on your mobile device in the Google Play Movies & TV app and then streaming it to your Apple TV using AirPlay.

On a Roku, you’ll need to follow the initial Apple TV instructions to buy The Interview online and then find it in the YouTube app on your Roku. Follow the link below for complete instructions.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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