First test passed: HBO Now streamed the “Game of Thrones” premiere without …

Starting today, millions of people in the US can buy HBO without cable. HBO Now has officially launched across Apple TV and iOS. Subscriptions can be purchased directly through iTunes — your first month is free — and the 

HBO Now, the new streaming service, managed to get through the season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones without a hitch for most users.

WSJ reports that Mr. Bewkes's toughest task has been to convince pay-TV giants who distribute the media company's programming that HBO Now, which launched last week through select providers ahead of Sunday's “Game of Thrones” season premiere, 

I still remember that terrible night in 2011 when millions of fans screamed in agony as Game of Thrones started, stuttered, and died. I was one of those poor souls who trusted HBO Go—an internet service!—with my precious 

Though today's Apple event is largely focused on the reveal of the new Apple Watch, the company also announced an update to its Apple TV platform to kick off the day – something that had been rumored could be among