Google's YouTube unit has tentatively agreed to stream the controversial film The Interview, reports suggest.
It will offer online rentals starting on Thursday, CNN reported.
The release comes after Sony agreed to show the controversial movie at around 200 cinemas - less than a week after pulling the film's planned release over security fears following a devastating cyber attack blamed on North Korea.
President Obama welcomed the decision to show the film, having criticised the decision to withdraw it from cinemas as a "mistake".
North Korea's dispute with the US over computer hacking took a new twist when the communist state lost Internet access for several hours.
A hacker group who claimed to be behind a cyber attack on Sony Pictures have posted a message online apparently mocking the FBI.
Events company Secret Cinema is planning to screen a film in protest at what they have called the 'censorship' of The Interview.