“Sometimes I notice that a lot of trending movies are available on iTunes store but not available on TV. However, my family enjoy watching movies on our Sharp TV set more than on personal mobile devices. We want to share with each other and connect to each other more during watching movies together. So, is there any method to play iTunes movies on TV? I’d love to know if you can show me how to stream my iTunes movies to TV.”
To answer your question, let me briefly explain why we can’t directly transfer iTunes M4V videos to USB and then insert our USB to the TV for watching iTunes M4V on TV? There are two types of M4V files, one is DRM-free M4V and the other is DRM M4V, with the major difference lying in DRM protection. If you download a DRM-free M4V from iTunes store, then lucky you. It is almost the same with MP4 and can be compatible to many devices including TV. In this case, you can directly transfer iTunes videos to USB and then to your TV for watching. However, if you download a DRM M4V video from iTunes store, you probably need to remove DRM first and then convert the file to MP4 for playing iTunes movies on TV. Previously, we have talked how to play iTunes movies on Hisense smart TV.
- Part 1: Guide to Convert iTunes Movies with Leawo Prof. DRM
- Part 2: Guide to Convert iTunes Movies with Ondesoft iTunes DRM Video Converter
- Part 3: Guide to Convert iTunes Movies with DRmare M4V Converter
- Part 4: Guide to Convert iTunes Movies with Kigo M4V Converter
- Part 5: How to Play the Converted Movies on TV via USB
Part 1: Guide to Convert iTunes Movies with Leawo Prof. DRM
The first professional iTunes DRM removal program and iTunes to TV converter is Leawo Prof. DRM, which is designed to remove DRM from iTunes videos (iTunes Movies or iTunes TV Shows) and then convert M4V to MP4, a widely acceptable video format by nearly every media player or mobile device. With this professional iTunes to TV converter, you can get DRM-free iTunes videos in MP4 format with 100% original quality reserved, audio tracks (Dolby 5.1 included) and subtitles selectable. The user-friendly program interface of Leawo Prof. DRM makes it easy for users to import and convert iTunes DRM M4V videos. Multiple video files for DRM removal and conversion can be processed with the program. After getting the converted MP4 files, you can enjoy your iTunes videos on various devices, certainly including TV.
Leawo Prof. DRM is available not only on Windows, but also on Mac system. Download and install the right version of Leawo Prof. DRM based on the running system of your computer, and then follow the guide below to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos and then stream iTunes videos to your TV.
Before you remove the DRM from iTunes videos and convert them to MP4 for playing on smart TV, you need to authorize the computer by signing in with your Apple ID so as to play the iTunes M4V video files, and know that iTunes cannot work during the iTunes DRM removal process. Then launch the program and follow the steps.
Step 1. Add Source iTunes Videos to Leawo Prof. DRM
Kick off Leawo Prof. DRM after it is successfully installed on your computer, and then choose “Video & Music Converter” to enter DRM removal interface. On the main interface, you need to click “Add Files” button on the sub-menu bar or “Add Files” button in the middle of program interface to choose your iTunes videos. Optionally, you can directly drag and drop the target iTunes videos to the middle of program interface.
Step 2. Choose Audio Tracks and Subtitles
After iTunes videos are imported, you can choose a video file and click “Edit” button to freely choose audio tracks and subtitles for keeping in the output MP4 video file. After audio tracks and subtitles are selected, click “…” button at the bottom to set an output directory for containing output MP4 file.
Step 3. Remove DRM from iTunes Videos and Convert Them to Smart TV MP4
Click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom for removing DRM from iTunes M4V videos and converting M4V to MP4. 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 movie if you have not yet authorized the computer.
Step 4. Locate Converted Files and Transfer Them to Smart TV
After conversion completes, you can find the converted iTunes video files now in MP4 video format under “Converted”. You can click the “Open file” option at the end of a target file to open the output MP4 files. You can sync them to your Smart TV via the USB port. After transferring completes, you can play iTunes videos on your Smart TV.
Part 2: Guide to Convert iTunes Movies with Ondesoft iTunes DRM Video Converter
Ondesoft iTunes DRM video converter makes it easy to remove iTunes video DRM and convert DRM-protected iTunes video to MP4 with Dolby 5.1, CC, AD, etc. preserved. All movies and TV shows from iTunes store are in DRM-protected M4V format which prevents you from enjoying them on other devices. Ondesoft iTunes DRM Video Converter enables you to easily remove iTunes video DRM and convert iTunes DRM video M4V to MP4.
Step 1. Add Source iTunes DRM M4V File
Click "Add Files" button on the upper left, and then you will find iTunes movies from iTunes library.
Step 2. Start to Convert iTunes M4V to MP4
Click "Convert" button to remove DRM and convert iTunes M4V to MP4 with high speed. After conversion, click "history" and you will find iTunes movies that are successfully converted by Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter.
Note: Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter will preserve all original subtitles and audio tracks by default. You are free to select and preserve anyone. Click Options to change output format if you like.
Part 3: Guide to Convert iTunes Movies with DRmare M4V Converter
Besides, you can try DRmare M4V Converter to remove DRM protection from iTunes videos and convert iTunes M4V videos to MP4 for streaming to your smart TV for playing. DRmare M4V Converter can convert iTunes M4V to MP4, MOV, MPEG, AVI, 3GP, WebM, etc. in a quality lossless way. Much like Leawo Prof. DRM, this DRM removal also allows you to retain all audio tracks including 5.1 Dolby, subtitles, etc. before conversion process takes place. Different from Leawo Prof. DRM’s preset output format feature, this converter allows you to choose your preferred video format as output. As smart TV supports MP4 as input, you can choose MP4 as the output video format. iTunes purchases and rentals are supported by DRmare M4V Converter, and both can be unlocked for playing on non-Apple devices or players. Check out the guide below to convert DRM-protected iTunes M4V movies to DRM-free MP4 for watching on smart TV with DRMare M4V Converter.
Step 1. Import Source iTunes Videos into DRMare M4V Converter
To import source iTunes videos into DRMare M4V Converter, you can simply drag the downloaded iTunes video rentals or purchases to the converter interface. Alternatively, you can click “Add” button to browse and choose the M4V video files you want to convert from your computer folders.
Step 2. Choose Output Format as MP4
As MP4 is well compatible with smart TV, you can set MP4 as the output video format for playing iTunes videos on smart TV. At the same time, you can choose audio tracks and subtitles as well.
Step 3. Start to Remove DRM and Convert iTunes M4V to MP4
Click “Convert” button in DRmare interface to start converting the iTunes DRM-protected M4V videos to non-protected MP4. After the conversion process is done, you can find the converted iTunes movies from the output folder and then you can transfer the converted video files to your Smart TV for easy playback.
Part 4: Guide to Convert iTunes Movies with Kigo M4V Converter
The fourth one I will use is called Kigo M4V Converter, which is a professional iTunes M4V video converter for converting any iTunes videos including iTunes movies and iTunes TV Shows for playback on other devices and players. Check out the guide to convert iTunes movies for playing on smart TV with Kigo M4V Converter.
Step 1. Import Source iTunes M4V Movies
On the main interface of Kigo M4V Converter, Click the “Add Movies” button on the upper left and choose the video you need to convert in the pop-up dialogue box.
Step 2. Choose Output Format
The DRM removal allows you to choose output format. For playing on smart TV, you can choose lossless MP4 as the output format from the Profile list.
Step 3. Start to Convert
After you set the output format, click “Convert” button to start converting M4V iTunes video to unprotected MP4 video. After the process completes, you need to transfer converted results to smart TV.
Part 5: How to Play the Converted Movies on TV via USB
After you get converted movies, you need to transfer them to USB by manually copying the converted videos to your USB, and then insert the USB stick of the converted videos to the USB port of your smart TV. Now I believe these movies are perfectly playable this time.