All movie addicts like me love iTunes. It’s one of the best sources of some of the best and the latest movies, music and TV shows. However, if you use Chromecast to stream online content then you may be a little disappointed with the iTunes. This is particularly because iTunes movies/TV shows are protected using the FairPlay DRM technology which means that they can only be played in Apple gadgets. However, this does not mean that you cannot enjoy your favorite iTunes movies on Chromecast. This article explains how to stream iTunes movies to Chromecast by removing the DRM protection and converting them from their original M4V format to MP4 or WebM formats so that you can play them on Chromecast for an enjoyable HDTV watching experience.
There are two main reasons why iTunes movies do not play on Chromecast. One the movies are DRM protected which means they only play on selected devices and systems. Secondly, the movies are in an M4V format yet Chromecast plays only MP4 and WebM formats. This means that to get your favorite iTunes movies to play on Chromecast first you need to remove the DRM protection then convert them from the M4V format to either WebM or MP4 formats. To do this you will need a special tool to help you.
One of the best tools in the market for this work is the M4V Video Converter. This tool is designed to remove the DRM protection from your iTunes movies and then convert it to different formats that you can play on both Chromecast and many different other devices. It’s a powerful program that lets you remove 100% DRM protection from both rented and purchased iTunes movies. Furthermore, this DRM removal tool convert the movies to MP4 format and several other formats while retaining the original quality include the fantastic AC3 5.1 surround sound, multiple languages, and subtitles. This means that you will get an MP4 file that is 1080p HD and has the original lossless quality after the conversion.
M4V Video Converter Features:
Using the iTunes M4V Video Converter is quite easy. If you have never used the tool before then here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1. Download and Install the iTunes M4V Converter
Like with most video format conversion tools you will have to download the M4V Video Converter and install it on your device before you can use it. Once it is installed, launch it.
Step 2. Add the iTunes movies you want to convert
To add your favorite iTunes movies to the tool simply find and click on the “library” button on the tool. This will automatically open your iTunes library where you will now select and add all the movies you want to convert. In case you have store your iTunes movIes on your device then simply drag and drop them on the M4V converter window.
Step 3. Convert the selected iTunes Movies
Once you have added your movie to the tool, simply click on the “Format” button at the bottom of the tools window. On the window that opens click “Settings” icon and then selects the output format. Given you want to upload the movies to Chromecast the best format is MP4. Once you have selected your output format click the “Convert” button. The tool will automatically remove the DRM protection from your movie and then convert it MP4 while retaining the high quality of the iTunes videos.
Step 4. Start streaming your Converted iTunes movies on Chromecast
Now simply drag and drop your movies onto the Chrome address bar. In the Chromecast Streaming menu click the “Cast this” button. Your converted iTunes movie will start playing on Chromecast.
It is easy to stream iTunes to Chromecast once you have converted the movies. However, if you have never used Chromecast to play movies on TV you may not be able to even start. Below are the steps you need to follow.
Step 1. First, you need to get the right tools for the job. To play movies on your TV via Chromecast you will need to have a TV with an HDMI port, Google Chromecast and the cast extension on your browser.
Step 2. Once you have all the tools the next step to take is to plug the Google Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV. Once this is set it up following the instruction on the Chromecast setup page.
Step 3. Next, install the cast extension on your Google Chrome browser on your computer. Once the installation is completed click “CTRL+O” to located your converted iTunes movies. Now Click the “Cast this” button on the Chromecast streaming menu on your computer and your movie will start streaming on your HDTV.
Chromecast is an important tool for playing the highest quality movies. To get the most out of your Chromecast here are a few tips you should follow:
Step 1. All HD movies will play on Chromecast in HD even when your phone can’t Play HD so don’t stop yourself from getting that movie you have always wanted to watch just because you think your phone does not have the capacity for HD playback.
Step 2. Once to cast iTunes movies to Chromecast from your phone the movie will keep playing even when your phone battery dies and your phone goes off. However, you won’t have any controls over the playing until you connect another device the Chromecast.
Step 3. When using your phone to play movies on Chromecast you can save the phone’s battery by turning off the screen of your phone.
iTunes has some of the best movies in the world. However, you cannot stream the iTunes movies on Chromecast because they are DRM protected and are in a format not compatible with other platforms. To overcome this obstacle and enjoy your favorite iTunes movie in HD on Chromecast all you need is the M4V Video Converter. This is a powerful tool that will not only remove the DRM from the iTunes movies but will also convert them to a format that is compatible with Chromecast while retaining the high quality of the videos. It is easy to use and you can use it make any iTunes movies/TV shows available on Chromecast for an awesome watching experience.