Q: “Recently I was enthusiastic about Android TV and I want to play my iTunes movies on it. But I am not sure about how to put iTunes TV shows on Android. Do I need to load some Apple apps on the TV? Are there any effective ways for me to stream iTunes movies to Android TV?”

Since intellectualization is now prevailing in different areas, so many intellectual devices are thriving, especially the smart phones, Apple tablets, Android TV and so on, which enriches our daily life in various aspects. With the development of the technology, Android TV is now one of the trendsetting entertainments replacing the traditional televisions or computers. To stream iTunes Movies to Android TV would be necessary sometimes. And you will be versed in how to put iTunes TV shows on Android with the solutions recommended in this post.

Part 1: Why can’t we directly stream TV shows on Android

Android TV is the outstanding device or platform that based on the Android operating system designed for digital media players. As a replacement for Google TV, it is now popular and has a lot of distinctive features, integrating streaming video, listening to music and playing games.  In current market, there are various kinds of popular android TVs, including Samsung Smart TV, Panasonic Viera Smart TV, Sony Smart TV and others.

Introduction to WMV and 3GP Formats

Except for Android TV, there are relatively a large number of users using iOS devices which always customize the TV shows or movies to play back on iTunes. Thus, it is inevitable to consider the compatibility issue between iTunes movies and Android TV when you are intended to stream iTunes movies to Android TV. Because of there are no iTunes applications available for Android TV, you cannot straightforwardly stream iTunes movies to Android TV without authorization. Moreover, due to the DRM technology in iTunes movies Apple applies to protect copyright, you won’t be able to play iTunes movies to Android TV directly unless you remove DRM from iTunes movies before watching them on your Android TV. Fortunately, there are feasible solutions designed and remove iTunes DRM and stream iTunes movies to Android TV efficiently.

Part 2:How to convert iTunes TV show and movie to Android TV with Prof. DRM

As an amazing DRM-removal program, Leawo Prof. DRM can easily remove DRM from iTunes TV videos/TV shows/movies and convert M4V to MP4 for playback on other devices or media players like Android TV. Besides, it can also be used as DRM music converter, DRM audiobook converter, DRM eBooks converter and DRM Spotify converter for decoding music or audiobook files under the protection of DRM technology and convert such files to DRM-free MP3, MP4 and other common formats. Since it works fast without quality loss, Prof. DRM is so welcomed even on word-of-mouth marketing. It will help you remove iTunes DRM movies and the guide here will lead you to know how to watch iTunes movies on Android.

How to remove DRM and watch iTunes movies to Android TV

You should download and install Prof. DRM on your PC, and then follow the simple step-by-step guide on how to watch iTunes movies on Android TV by DRM removal and video conversion. Note that you should authorize the computer to smoothly play iTunes movies or TV shows by signing in with your Apple ID.

Step 1. Import Movie Files from iTunes

Run Prof. DRM to enter the main interface, and then click “Add Files” button on the sub-menu bar or “Add Files” button in the middle to pop up the “Add Files” panel where the iTunes M4V movies rental or purchased will be listed. Choose the video files you want to watch on Android TV and click “Add” to import the selected files from iTunes into Prof. DRM. Or you can directly drag and drop the target iTunes video files to the middle of program interface.

Add videos

Step 2: Customize the output settings

After completing the process, you can check all the imported files under the “Video” category. Or you can also choose one file and click “Edit” button to freely select the audio tracks and subtitles optional for the output MP4 video file.

Choose audio tracks and subtitles

Step 3: Save output files

At the bottom left, you can set output directory by clicking “…” button for containing the output MP4 files.

Set output directory

Step 4: Remove DRM from iTunes Movies and Convert M4V to MP4

Now click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom right to start removing DRM from M4V and converting M4V to MP4.

Convert iTunes videos

After a while, when the iTunes DRM removal and conversion process is completed, you will get DRM-free MP4 movies which can be easily played back on Android TV. You can easily check the converted video files under “Converted” section and even click the “Open file” option at the end of a target file to open the output MP4 file. If you want to know how to put iTunes TV shows on Android, you can also follow the guide above to remove DRM from iTunes TV shows and convert them to MP4.

Part 3: How to convert iTunes TV show and movie to Android TV with DRmare

Except for Prof. DRM, Are there other applicable DRM removal software? Definitely. The costly DRM removal tool called DRmare iTunes to Android TV Converter may give you a hand to erase the DRM encryption and stream iTunes movies to Android TV as well. It can transform iTunes M4V to common video formats including MP4, AVI, WebM, 3GP, WMV, MOV etc. With this DRM converter, you can remove DRM from your iTunes TV shows or movies and convert iTunes videos to Android TV supported formats at the same time.

When you are going to watch iTunes TV shows or movies on Android TV, you could follow the guide here.

Step 1: Add iTunes movies or TV shows

Run DRmare software after installing, and enter the main interface. Then click on the “Add Files” icon at the bottom left to pop up a media browser where you can select the iTunes files you want and add them to the program.

Add iTunes movies or TV shows

Step 2: Choose Output Format  

The program sets the universal “MP4(Lossless)” as the output format by default. You can also customize another output format you prefer such as the preset “Android Generic” as you like.

Choose Output Format

Finally, when you get the converted video files, you can easily stream iTunes movies to Android TV for smooth playback and enjoying iTunes movies on your Android TV freely by directly transferring the converted iTunes videos to your Android TV via a USB disk.

Part 4: How to watch iTunes movie on Android TV with Airplay app

When you are willing to watch James Bond UHD you purchased on iTunes on Android TV, you can try the two solutions mentioned above. And there is also another way that can deal with the problem—to use Airplay app, which can turn your Android device into an AirPlay receiver for you to stream music or movies from iTunes to your Android TV. And AirPlay/DLNA Receiver would be one of the useful Airplay apps you can apply and get to know how to watch James bond UHD iTunes on Android TV. With this app installed and run, you can use your Android Phone/Tablet/PC with a compatible DLNA/UPnP app/program to send media directly to or stream from a home media server to “AirPlay/DLNA Receiver” installed on your Android device or phone. In order to stream iTunes movies to Android TV, you can follow the steps coming here.

Tips: After you download Airplay/DLNA Receiver from Google Play and install it on your Android TV, you should also note that it is necessary to keep iOS device running iTunes TV shows or movies and Android TV are on the same network.

Step 1: Launch the app. Make sure that the AirPlay, AirTunes and DLNA DMR checkboxes are enabled or ticked.

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Pull down the Notification bar from the Top, you can also set the Nick Name of your Android TV.

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Step 2: Return to the menu. Now you have successfully set up your Android TV as an DLNA UPnP Receiver. You can select the Nickname “ATP @ xx” to directly stream iTunes movies wirelessly to Android TV.

airplay-reciver

And then, the Android TV will play AirPlay video and movie streams received from the media streamer.

airplay-reciver

Part 5: Compare above solutions

All in all, three solutions mentioned here are all feasible to guide you to be skillful at how to put iTunes TV shows on Android. You may be confused which one would be the best. The chart below will give you some intuitive comparison that may help you more choose an appropriate way and sort out the problem of how to watch iTunes movies on Android TV.

Features

Leawo Prof. DRM

DRmare

Airplay app

iTunes DRM removal for video files

Yes

Yes

No

iTunes videos conversion

Yes

Yes

No

Keep iTunes videos with lossless quality

Yes

Yes

Yes

Transfer iTunes movies to Android TV directly

No

No

Yes

Working speed

Faster

Faster

Fast

Price and cost

Free trial
$29.95/Lifetime/PC

Free trial
$44.95/Lifetime/PC

Free standard
$4.99 for Pro