Watch HBO NOW TV Shows

For years, some of the most popular and critically acclaimed series on television have been produced by and aired on the pay-TV network HBO. That was good news for HBO but bad news for viewers who balked at the idea of having to pay for an expensive, extensive cable TV package just to be able to watch The Sopranos or Game of Thrones. Those viewers finally got what they'd been asking for in 2015, when HBO launched HBO Now, a stand-alone subscription service that allows viewers access to HBO programming on TVs, computers and mobile devices without the need for a cable TV subscription.

A subscription to HBO Now includes access to HBO's entire catalog of series, including both current offerings and now-defunct series. That means that viewers can watch the entire run of shows such as The Sopranos, Sex in the City, Deadwood, True Blood, The Wire, Entourage and Big Love, and they can also stay up to date with current favorites such as Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Veep and The Leftovers. New episodes of these current series are available on HBO Now as soon as they air on the traditional network.

In addition to episodic scripted series, HBO Now also includes access to nonfiction series such as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and special programming such as Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.