How Can You Cast iTunes Movies to Chromecast
As a movie addict, most of you will choose to purchase or rent movies and TV episodes from iTunes, one of the most popular online media stores providing hot music, movies, TV shows, etc. However, to iTunes fans’ disappointment, iTunes store is not an available channel in Chromecast yet. As is well known, that’s because Tunes videos with M4V format purchased and rented are encrypted by Apple’s FairPlay DRM technology. In result, iTunes movies are not permitted to play on any other non-Apple devices, such as Chromecast, the most popular media streaming box. Besides, the M4V format of iTunes movies is not a compatible format with Chromecast which supports MP4 and WebM only. However, you don’t need to be upset at all. Here in this post we’ll introduce an easy solution for you to sync your DRM-protected iTunes videos to Chromecast for watching on HDTV sets.
Part 1. Best Tool to Strip DRM from iTunes Movies/TV Shows
First of all, we need the help of a powerful yet easy-to-use iTunes DRM removal tool with which we can easily and completely remove the DRM protection from iTunes movies and TV episodes. When it comes to a high-performance and all-featured iTunes DRM cracker that preserves 1:1 original quality of the HD movies, DRmare M4V Converter could be the best choice. With this smart DRM removal application for iTunes, you can get rid of DRM protection from any iTunes videos, including the purchased and rented movies, TV shows, iTunes Extras as well as music videos without touching the original video and audio tracks. It keeps the AC3 5.1 audio, CC, audio descriptions, subtitles for the HD 1080P/720P and SD iTunes movies and convert M4V videos to MP4 and other formats supported by Chromecast. It’s fully compatible with the latest iTunes as well.
Step 1. Import iTunes M4V Movie Downloads to DRmare
Launch DRmare iTunes to Chromecast Converter and click “Add” button. Then a drop-down menu will appear allowing you choose the iTunes movie content you want to stream to Chromecast from your iTunes library. Click “OK” and the videos will be loaded automatically to the converter. You are also allowed to add the iTunes M4V movies by drag-and-drop.
Step 2. Customize Output Format
To Cast iTunes movies and TV shows to Chromecast, you are suggested to choose the output format as “Lossless MP4” from the profile list. The quality of the output iTunes video will be exactly the same with the original file. All ausio tracks including the AC3 5.1 sound, AD, CC, and subtitles will be retained. Or you can choose HD MP4 which lets you customize the video parameters, including video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, all according to your own needs.
Step 3. Start to Convert iTunes M4V Videos
Click the “Convert” button in the lower right corner to start converting the iTunes movies to Chromecast compatible MP4. After conversion, you can click the “Converted” panel to find those well converted iTunes videos before casting them to Chromecast.
Part 2. Stream DRM-free iTunes Videos to HDTV via Chromecast
Congratulations, you should have already got the DRM free iTunes videos now. In the following part, let’s move to the tutorial of streaming the converted iTunes movies to Chromecast so that you can watch them on your TV.
Tools you’ll need
- Google Chromecast
- HDTV set supports HDMI port
- Google Cast extension for Chrome Browser on your computer
Step 1. Plug Chromecast Streaming Stick to HDTV
Firstly, plug Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI port and you’ll be directed to the Chromecast setup page. Follow the instructions to set it up.
Step 2. Install Google Cast Extension for Chrome Browser
If you have already installed Cast for your Chrome, you can skip this step. If not, please go to Chrome Web Store to search Google Cast and download it for installing on your Chrome browser.
Step 3. Add iTunes Movies to Chrome for Playing
With a Chrome browser open, hit CTRL+O for PC or Command+O for Mac and locate the converted iTunes videos you wish to play via Chromecast. You can also copy & paste the path of the video file in the Chrome browser address bar. Right click on the video file > Properties > Security Tab > Copy Full video path > Paste in the Chrome browser.
Step 4. Begin Streaming iTunes Videos to Chromecast
Click ‘Cast this’ tab button in the Chromecast streaming menu located on the right side of Chrome address bar. Then the playing iTunes movies will be mirrored to your HDTV. You can freely watch and control it in any way you like.