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Stream and Play iTunes DRM-ed Movies on Roku

Karlie Harris
BY Karlie Harris   
LAST UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2016

You may find the purchased or rented iTunes movies cannot be played on some popular streaming boxes like Roku, Chromecast, or Nexus Player. Well, that's because the Fairplay DRM protection makes iTunes movies only work with Apple Devices such as Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone. So you can't enjoy these videos on Roku. If you want to mirror iTunes M4V video to Roku directly, you need to take DRM off iTunes movies, TV Shows or music videos first. Check following detailed tutorial about how to convert DRM-ed iTunes movies to Roku and get starting with your own work.

Part 1 Convert iTunes Movies to Roku

DRM Media Converter is a professional DRM removal which helps you to strip DRM protection from iTunes M4V video (iTunes movies, TV shows, and music videos) and convert them to Roku supported MP4 formats. Then, you are able to enjoy iTunes videos purchased or rented from iTunes Store on Roku. At the meantime, this DRM Media Converter supports converting audio files with DRM protection such as AA/AAX from Audible, WMA from Napster and Pandora to usual formats.

DRM Media Converter – Enjoy iTunes Movies on Roku

DRM Media Converter is a full-featured DRM removal which can help you remove DRM from audio and videos thus to playback on Roku.

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Step 1. Load iTunes Video Files

After downloaded and installed this DRM Media Converter, open it and click on "Add…" button at the top to add the M4V videos you want to enjoy on Roku. Or just simply drag and drop files to the source section.

Import iTunes Movies

Step 2. Choose Video Format

Specify the output format from "Video files to" and then go to "Profile" > "Common Video" > "MP4 Video". Click the Settings button beside "Video files to" and it will open a settings dialogue box for customizing the video/audio parameters: resolution, frame rate, sample rate, encoder, and bit rate.

Tips: Roku Supported Formats: Video — H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV)

Choose Video Format

Step 3. Convert iTunes M4V Videos

Click the "Start" button at the bottom of the main interface to remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert them to Roku supported MP4 video. And a new window with instruction will pop up, follow the steps to finish the conversion.

Converting iTunes Movies

Part 2 Stream iTunes Movies to Roku

Plex Media Server is one of the most famous home media sharing/managing solutions which helps you store all of your local and online media and make it accessible from any device. It is a good solution to stream videos from PC to Roku by using Plex Media Server. Now let us see how to get started.

Step 1. Set up the Plex Media Server

Firstly, download and install the Plex Media Server on your computer. Now open the program and you will see a new tab in your browser. Here click on "+ Add Library" and you will find five options for adding media to Library. Choose a type you need and go to "Next".

Set up Plex Media Server

Step 2. Add Videos to Plex

Now click on "Add Folder" and navigate to destination folder containing the DRM-free iTunes movie. When finished the selections, hit "Add Library" and then the iTunes movie will appear in the browser tab.

Add Videos to Plex

Step 3. Add Plex channel on Roku

Then go to Roku to add Plex channel and choose this channel on your TV screen. Now you can watch the selected iTunes movies, which you can now browse and enjoy as you like on Roku.

Add Plex channel on Roku

Now, go and enjoy the iTunes videos on TV via Roku as you want. If you have any problem with DRM Media Converter, you can contact us via email. We will reply you as soon as possible.

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