I purchase many videos from iTunes, and those iTunes movies can appear on Movies Library on my TV via Roku. However, when I try to play iTunes movies on Roku, Roku is unable to play back iTunes movies. I was wondering whether I can watch iTunes on Roku. Can someone help to show me how to Play iTunes on Roku? Thanks in advance.”
As iTunes videos including iTunes movies and TV Shows are protected by Apple’s Digital Rights Management, better known as DRM, iTunes videos cannot be directly played on non-Apple devices or players, which means iTunes videos are originally designed to be played on iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod, and on iTunes of course. To play iTunes on Roku, firstly we need to remove DRM protection from iTunes movies, and then we should convert iTunes M4V to Roku compatible video formats like the universally-accepted MP4 video format. Here in this post, you are introduced to a professional iTunes DRM removal for removing DRM from iTunes videos in order to watch iTunes movies on Roku.
Part 1: Roku Compatible Video Formats
Manufactured by Roku Inc., Roku is a streaming player able to get data (video stream in most cases) via a wired or Wi-Fi connection to an Internet router. The data is output via an audio cable, video cable, or HDMI cable. The device can be connected to any television set (or other video display device) with appropriate input connections. Many online content can be streamed to Roku, including Netflix, Pandora Radio, YouTube, iTunes and so on. So far, Roku Inc. has produced fifth generation of Roku Streaming Player. The latest version was rolled out of production line on September 26, 2016.
As is said in the very beginning, iTunes M4V movies should be DRM-removed and then converted to Roku compatible video formats before we stream iTunes to Roku. Thus we need to figure out what video formats are compatible with Roku.
|Video||MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), WMV (VC-1, firmware 3.1 only)|
|Music||AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC (firmware 5.3 and later), WAV (firmware 5.3 and later)|
|Photo||JPG, PNG, GIF (non-animated)|
Please take note that only-supported file can be shown in the Roku Media Player channel. Non-supported file like DRM-protected content should be converted to supported file before streaming to Roku.
Part 2: Recommendation of Professional iTunes DRM Removal
To stream iTunes DRM content to Roku, we need to firstly remove DRM from iTunes movies. The job of removing iTunes DRM needs to be done by a professional iTunes DRM removal. Here I recommend Leawo TunesCopy to you for removing iTunes DRM. As a professional iTunes DRM removal program, Leawo TunesCopy is able to remove DRM from iTunes video, be it iTunes movie or iTunes TV Show. Besides, the program can perform as an all-in-one iTunes DRM media converter for converting iTunes M4V to DRM-free MP4 video. Leawo TunesCopy is the best iTunes DRM removal and iTunes DRM media converter. Compared with other DRM removal programs, Leawo TunesCopy is 50 times faster in removing iTunes DRM protection. Before DRM-protected iTunes M4V to DRM-free MP4 conversion, users can keep all original audio tracks (AC3 Dolby 5.1 surround sound), and subtitles.
Download and install Leawo TunesCopy on your computer to get ready for DRM removal and video conversion process.
Part 3: Remove DRM from iTunes Movies and Play iTunes movies on Roku
Before we stream iTunes movies to Roku, we need to remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert iTunes M4V to Roku’s compatible MP4 video format. Check out the guide below to convert DRM-protected iTunes M4V movies to Roku’s compatible MP4 video format.
Step 1. Add iTunes M4V Movies
On the home page of Leawo TunesCopy, you can click “Add Files” button at the sub-menu bar to browse and choose M4V rental or purchase in the pop-up “Add Files” panel. Choose desired files for importing into the program.
Step 2. Choose Audio Tracks and Subtitles
After importing M4V files into TunesCopy, you can choose an M4V 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. Start to Remove DRM from iTunes M4V and Convert M4V to MP4
Click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom for removing DRM from M4V and converting M4V to MP4. After a while, the iTunes DRM removal and conversion process will be completed.
After you get the converted result, you can stream iTunes movies to Roku and then play iTunes movies on Roku. Please take note that Roku doesn’t support streaming videos from your PC to TV officially while you can stream iTunes movies to Roku from portable devices like an Apple device with iOS 4.3 or later, or Android phones or tablets.
Copy and paste the converted result to your portable devices, and then start to stream iTunes movies to Roku. Your Roku and portable device should connect to the same network before you can stream iTunes movies to Roku.
In conclusion, to play iTunes movies on Roku, you need to firstly remove DRM protection from iTunes M4V files, convert M4V to Roku’s compatible MP4 files, and stream converted result to Roku for smooth iTunes movies playback.