iTunes store offers a variety of video files including movies and TV shows. People can purchase or rent iTunes movies and TV shows for watching iTunes videos. iTunes purchases or rentals can be smoothly played on iTunes media player for sure. Additionally, those iTunes videos can be played on Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV. If you want to play and watch iTunes videos on non-Apple devices or players, things might get a little complicated as iTunes videos are protected by Apple FairPlay DRM (Digital Rights Management).
"I can play downloaded video files on TV from my USB flash drive fine, but iTunes movies can not be directly streamed. Why? And how can I watch iTunes movies on my TV? Can I stream iTunes movies to my TV?"
iTunes movies are DRM-protected. DRM protection makes it impossible for people to directly play iTunes movies on non-Apple players or devices such as non-apple TV set (Samsung smart TV, Sony smart TV, etc.) To watch iTunes movies on TV, we need to firstly remove DRM from iTunes movies, convert iTunes movies to TV compatible video format, and stream or transfer converted video files to TV for iTunes movies playing and watching.
- Part 1: 4 Popular TV Options for Family
- Part 2: Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Movies and Convert iTunes Movies to TV with Leaow Prof. DRM
- Part 3: Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Movies and Convert iTunes Movies for TV with TunesKit Video Converter
- Part 4: Stream iTunes Movies to TV for Watching iTunes Movies on TV
Part 1:4 Popular TV Options for Family
There are hundreds of TV options for family to choose for watch HD movies at home. Below, we have listed 4 different popular TV set options for home HD movie watching.
1. Apple TV
Apple TV must have been one of the most popular home TV options for most people for its excellent performance and its high reputation of being an Apple product. Apple TV is a streaming media player, which means it lets you watch videos, listen to music, play games, and use other types of apps from the Internet on your TV. Apple TV supports playing back videos saved in .m4v, .mp4, .mov, and .avi file formats with H.264, MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) codecs.
2. Samsung Smart TV
Samsung Smart TV series have quite a few options for people to choose for home theatre system. You could purchase Samsung Smart TV in the market at different resolutions, sizes, prices, specifications, etc. according to your own need. Generally, 4K has been a regular feature on Samsung Smart TV series. Generally, Samsung Smart TV supports video file formats like AVI, MKV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, MOV, FLV, VRO, TS, SVAF in codecs like Divx, MPEG, H.264, etc.
3. LG C8 OLED
The 2018 4K Ultra HD C8 is brighter, more detailed and more impactful than the 2017 LG B7. The LG C8 enjoys pixel-level luminance, which means remarkable lighting precision. The panel tech has remained mostly the same, with the emphasis on the new Alpha 9 processor. This tactic essentially gets the most out of the panel, with a brighter HDR performance than before, and less noise in the blacks too. LG OLED C8 OLED supports 4K video playback in MP4, MKV, FLV, MOV, WMV, AVI, ASF, VRO, etc. with codecs being DivX, H.264/AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, HEVC, etc.
4. Panasonic FZ950/FZ952 OLED
Panasonic FZ950/FZ952 OLED is another UHD 4K TV set we would like to recommend. It comes with wonderful features like Ultra HD resolution, HDR, integrated soundbar, My Home Screen 3.0, sprightly Game mode, excellent picture visual effect, etc. You could play back videos on Panasonic OLED TV sets in MP4, AVI, etc. with codec being MPEG, H.264, etc.
Part 2: Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Movies and Convert iTunes Movies to TV with Leawo Prof. DRM
As is mentioned above, iTunes movies are under Apple's DRM protection. To watch iTunes movies on TV, DRM removal from iTunes movies is necessary. Besides, iTunes movies are contained in M4V video format. Is M4V video format supported by TV set? In order to find out the answer to the question, it is necessary for us to figure out what video formats are compatible with your TV set. Here Samsung 4K SUHD TV is taken as an example. Variety of video formats are supported by TV set, including *.avi, *.mkv, *.asf, *.wmv, *.mp4, *.mov, *.3gp, *.vro, *.mpg, *.mpeg, *.ts, *.tp, *.trp, *.mov, *.flv, *.vob, *.svi, *.m2ts, *.mts, *.divx, and *.webm. From the list, we cannot find the trace of M4V video format. Therefore, we need to convert iTunes M4V movies to TV compatible video format in the mean time.
An iTunes DRM removal program and an iTunes movies to TV converter is necessary. Leawo Prof. DRM is such a program that is able to remove DRM protection from iTunes movies and then convert iTunes movies to TV MP4. The user-friendly program interface of Leawo Prof. DRM makes it easy for users to import and convert iTunes DRM movies. Multiple video files DRM removal and conversion can be processed with the program. Download and install Leawo Prof. DRM on your computer, and kick off the program to get ready for iTunes movie DRM protection removal and iTunes DRM movie to TV conversion process.
Guide on how to remove DRM protection from iTunes M4V movies and convert iTunes movies to TV MP4 Video with Leawo Prof. DRM:
Step 1: Add iTunes DRM Movie
On the main interface of Prof. DRM, you can click “Add Files” button on the sub-menu bar or “Add Files” button in the middle of program interface to browse and choose iTunes DRM movies in the pop-up “Add Files” panel. Choose at least one iTunes DRM movie and click “Add” to begin importing iTunes DRM movie into Prof. DRM. Prof. DRM allows you to import all files at a single time by clicking “Add All” button.
Step 2: Choose Audio Tracks and Subtitles
After importing iTunes DRM movies into Prof. DRM, you can choose one file and click “Remove” button to remove the file from the list. The “Clear” button on the sub-menu bar is designed for removing all files in the list at one go. Before removing DRM from iTunes movie, you can choose a file and click “Edit” button to freely choose audio tracks and subtitles for keeping in the output MP4 video file.
Step 3: Set Output Directory
Click “…” button at the bottom of “Home” list to set an output directory for containing output MP4 file.
Step 4: Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Movie and Convert iTunes DRM Movie to TV MP4 Video
Click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom for removing DRM from iTunes movie and converting to MP4 video. After a while, the iTunes DRM removal and conversion process will be completed.
Note: Before conversion process takes place, you will be asked to authorize the computer for playing the iTunes video if you have not yet authorized the computer.
Step 5: Locate Converted Video File
After conversion completes, you can find the converted iTunes video file now in MP4 video format under “Converted” section. You can click the “Open file” option at the end of a target file to open the output MP4 file. Alternatively, you can make use of the quick searching bar at the bottom for fast locating.
Actually, with Leawo Prof. DRM, you could do far more than simple iTunes media conversion to remove DRM protection from iTunes videos. Also, you could use Leawo Prof. DRM to remove iTunes DRM, and convert iTunes DRM video to DRM-free MP4 file, convert iTunes DRM music to DRM-free MP3 file, convert iTunes and Audible audiobook to DRM-free MP3 audio file, an eBook converter that could convert eBooks from Kindle, Kobo and Adobe Digital Edition, and Spotify song downloader to download and convert Spotify songs for unlimited offline listening, etc.
Part 3: Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Movies and Convert iTunes Movies for TV with TunesKit Video Converter
Besides Leawo Prof. DRM, you could also turn to TunesKit Video Converter, another professional desktop iTunes DRM removal and converter tool that could bypass the Fairplay DRM protection from iTunes purchased and rented movies/TV shows, and convert iTunes encrypted movies to DRM-free MP4 format so that you could play iTunes movies on any TV as you like.
Install TunesKit Video Converter on your computer and then follow the below steps to learn how to convert iTunes DRM movies to DRM-free files.
1. Open iTunes and sign into your iTunes Store with your Apple ID and password.
2. Check if you have downloaded iTunes movies to your local iTunes library or not. If not, please download purchased or rent iTunes movies.
3. Kick off TunesKit Video Converter on your computer.
4. Click “Library” to open up the iTunes Library and then choose the movies you want to convert.
5. Click the “Output” button at the bottom to set output directory.
6. Click “Convert” button to start converting iTunes movies.
7. Repeat the above steps to convert all of your iTunes movies to DRM-free MP4 files.
Similar to Leawo Prof. DRM, TunesKit M4V Video Converter also removes the DRM protection in the background, requiring no human operation.
Part 4: Stream iTunes Movies to TV for Watching iTunes Movies on TV
After you convert iTunes movies to TV MP4, you need to transfer or stream iTunes movies to TV for you to watch iTunes movies on TV. There are two kinds of TV, with and without a USB port.
On one hand, for those TV sets with a USB port, you can directly copy and paste converted iTunes movies (now in TV compatible MP4 video format) into a USB drive, then plug the USB drive into the USB port of your TV, and you can start to play iTunes videos on TV.
On the other hand, for those TV sets that are not equipped with a USB port, you need to stream iTunes movies to TV with the help of some other devices. Game consoles such as Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox can do the job of video streaming perfectly. Make sure your computer and game console are connected to the same local network, and then game console is able to play back video files located on your computer itself. Please note that game consle is connected to TV. In this regard, you have successfully streamed iTunes movies to TV. Just enjoy watching iTunes movies on TV yourself!