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How to Play iTunes Movies on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge

Zoey Wesson
BY Zoey Wesson   
LAST UPDATED: Mar. 29, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge is probably the best Android phone you can buy right now. It comes with the impressive key new features including a virtually full-screen dual-curved-edge display with the home button gone, the fingerprint scanner moved to the rear, the Bixby AI assistant, a superior camera, a premium and stylish design, enhanced battery life and enhanced virtual reality experiences, etc.

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For me, the most attractive feature is the greatly enlarged 5.8 inch display of the Galaxy S8 and the huge 6.2-inch display of the Galaxy S8 Edge which offers a great and competitive way to play videos and movies on phone, instead of TV or computer. Speaking of movies and videos, you would probably a big fan of iTunes movies. But can you play iTunes movies or videos on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge? The answer is no.

iTunes Movies Won't Play on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge, Why?

Reason 1. iTunes Movie Format Is Not Supported

The M4V file format, developed by Apple, is used to store movies, TV series and music videos in the iTunes Store. It is only supported by a certain type of Apple products, like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch 5/6, Apple TV, etc. It cannot be played on Android mobile devices, not even on the latest Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge.


Also Read: Best iTunes Supported Video Format for Playing in iTunes


Reason 2. Digital Right Management (DRM) Protection

The M4V files rented or purchased from the iTunes Store are copy-right protected. You are not able to play them on non-Apple authorized devices like Android phone, MP4 player, PSP, etc. And you are not allowed to convert, copy or edit the M4V videos under the DRM protection. You will need to remove DRM protection from iTunes movies and convert them to Galaxy S8/S8 Edge supported video format before playing them on your new Galaxy S8/S8 Edge.

How to Play iTunes Movies on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge?

There is a software called iTunes M4V Converter for Mac that can remove DRM protection from iTunes movies, TV shows, music videos, etc. Besides, it can convert the M4V videos to MP4, which is fully supported by the Galaxy S8. If you would like to watch iTunes rental movies with your Galaxy S8/S8 Edge, this program will be useful. It is able to break the 24/48 hours watching period on iTunes rental movies, so that you can watch the rental movies without limitation. In the following guide, I will show you how to remove DRM and convert iTunes M4V to MP4 easily on Mac.

Also Read: How to Convert iTunes M4V to MP4 on Windows

iTunes M4V Converter – Play iTunes Movies on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge

By converting iTunes protected M4V to MP4, you are able to play any iTunes movies, rental or purchased, on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge with ease.

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Step 1. Add iTunes Movies

Launch iTunes M4V Converter on Mac, click on "Add Files" to select iTunes movies that you want to play on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge. You are able to add more than one items at a time.

 Add iTunes Movies

Step 2. Select Output Audio Tracks and Subtitles

The program is able to preserve all multi-language subtitles and audio tracks by default. But you can choose to keep the specific audio track and subtitle needed in your output video. Just click on "Settings" and select the audio track and subtitle you like.

Adjust Output Settings

Step 3. Start Converting iTunes M4V to MP4 on Mac

Now click on "Convert" button and the program will start converting M4V to DRM-free MP4.

 Start Converting iTunes M4V to MP4 on Mac

When the conversion is done, you can find the converted MP4 files by clicking the "History" button. You can now copy and transfer the DRM-free MP4 videos to your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge through USB cable. There's no playback limitations anymore, just enjoy iTunes movies, TV shows, music videos, etc. as you want with the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Edge.


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