Can I Chromecast iTunes Movies?
"Is it possible to stream my iTunes movies and TV series to my Chromecast? I've found some solutions on Google but I'd like to avoid tricky transcoding processes. What’s the easiest solution?"
With a Chromecast streaming box, you can enjoy as many video channels as you like on your TV set or home theater system easily, from YouTube, Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Google Play Store to many other online media service. Then, how about iTunes movies and TV shows that you purchased or rented from iTunes Store? Could they be casted to Chromecast?
No, you cannot cast iTunes movies and TV shows to Chromecast directly. The iTunes videos are in M4V format and protected by Apple's Fairplay DRM protection. You can only play iTunes content in Apple Ecosystem. If you want to stream iTunes purchases and rentals to Chromecast, you have to remove DRM from these iTunes videos first.
Related Guide: How to Stream Apple Music to Chromecast
How to Bypass the iTunes DRM Protection?
iTunes M4V Converter for Mac is an excellent iTunes movie to Chromecast converter which is capable of cracking DRM protection from iTunes movies and TV episodes. Also, it can convert DRM protected M4V to Chromecast supported normal MP4 format in 30X faster speed. Better yet, you may be excited to hear that all AD, Closed Captions, Subtitles, Audio Tracks and Dolby 5.1 will be kept. By removing DRM from iTunes movies, you can also break the 24 hours' time limitation for iTunes rentals. Sounds good? Download the program on your computer right now!
Note: If you are running a Windows computer, DRM Media Converter could be a good choice to help you remove DRM protection from your iTunes videos.
First of all, download iTunes M4V Converter on your iMac or MacBook and install it correctly. Then, make sure videos is well downloaded from iTunes. If it is rented, make sure it doesn't expire.
Launch iTunes M4V Converter and iTunes will be opened automatically with it. Click "add files" and your purchased or rented movies would be listed out. Choose those videos you want to cast to Chromecast and click "Add".
Tips: If you want to select many videos at one time, you can press the "Command" or "Shift" keyboard and select those videos you want to convert.
Click "Convert" button to start Removing DRM from iTunes videos. This program will crack the DRM and convert iTunes M4V video to MP4 directly with AC3 Dolby 5.1 surround, closed captioning (CC) kept.
How to Stream iTunes Movies from Mac to Chromecast?
What You Will Need
A Google Chromecast
An active Wi-Fi connection
A Mac computer
The Chromecast does need an actual power source, so you can plug it into a USB port on your television. To get the Chromecast to turn on, all you have to do is plug it into the HDMI port and the USB port on your TV.
Note: If you are a green hand, you can visit the Chromecast setup page to download the necessary app, and the Chromecast will walk you through the rest.
Now, download the Google Cast extension for your Google Chrome Browser via the Chrome Web Store. It lets you send content to your Chromecast from your browser.
Open a new tab in chrome browser and drag the converted iTunes movies or TV shows to the address bar. Chromecast will cast them to your TV.
Note: For Google Cast extension, you can set the quality to High (720p) or Extreme (720p high bitrate) to get a reasonable video quality on a full HD TV.
By following the guide above, you can easily remove DRM from iTunes videos and cast them to Chromecast for watching on Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, etc.