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Transfer iTunes Purchases: Music, Movies & Audiobooks across All Your Devices

Zoey Wesson
BY Zoey Wesson   
LAST UPDATED: Apr. 17, 2017
The iTunes Store is an extremely convenient way for you to purchase any song or album in Apple's catalog, rent or buy movies of all time, get favorite TV shows, download ringtones and more. Once signed in, you can buy the media content you want with a single click or tap. But sometimes problems with iTunes purchases pop up. The most common one is how to transfer iTunes purchases to multiple devices, especially non-Apple devices.

Choose Apple Music

Actually, Apple has offered a service called "Family Sharing" which allows family members to get easy access to each other's purchased music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, apps, etc. and download them to their own devices any time they like. But this only works on devices with iOS 8 or later or OS X Yosemite or later. If you want to transfer iTunes purchases to other devices like USB drive, Samsung Galaxy S8, Xbox One, PS4 or other platforms like Google Drive, then a more comprehensive solution is required.

In this guide, I'll show you a list of powerful programs that can make it easy to transfer iTunes purchases including music, movies and audiobook to any device you like.

Part 1 What Makes It Difficult to Transfer iTunes Purchases?

Reason One - Incompatible File Format

M4A File

(iTunes downloaded songs)

A file with .m4a file extension is an audio file that used in   song downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Store. Only part of the programs support   the playback on M4A files and they are iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Media Player,   VLC, Media Player Classic, etc.


M4P File

(Apple Music tracks)

M4P file is a protected AAC audio file downloaded from the   iTunes Music Store. All Apple Music tracks you downloaded from iTunes are in   M4P format.


M4B File

(iTunes audiobooks)

The M4B file is used by audiobooks downloaded from the Apple   iTunes Store. These audiobooks may be copy-protected using Apple’s FairPlay   DRM. So they can only be played on authorized computers or iOS devices.


M4V File

(iTunes videos, TV shows, movies, etc.)

The M4V file is an MPEG-4 file used to store videos downloaded   from the Apple iTunes Store, such as TV episodes, music videos and   full-length movies. It may be protected with Apple’s FairPlay DRM protection   as well.


Reason Two – Apple's FairPlay DRM Protection

FairPlay is a digital right management technology introduced by Apple Inc. If the music, TV shows, movies, audiobooks, apps or other media files purchased from iTunes Store are DRM-protected, then you are not able to use the purchased content freely. For example, you cannot play protected Apple Music on non-Apple devices like Android tablets, PS4, Roku, etc. You are not allowed to transfer or edit the DRM-ed video/audio with other non-authorized devices as well.

Also Read: What is FairPlay & How to Remove FairPlay DRM

Part 2 How to Transfer iTunes Music, Apple Music& Audiobooks

Apple Music Converter - Convert Audiobooks/Apple Music to MP3

Apple Music Converter is capable of removing DRM protection form Apple Music and iTunes M4P songs. You can take full control of Apple Music by converting them to MP3 with this software.


Main Features of Apple Music Converter:

  • Remove DRM protection from iTunes M4P songs, Apple Music tracks and audiobooks.

  • Convert M4P songs to MP3, AC3, FLAC, AIFF, AU, etc.

  • Rip audios from iTunes movies, TV shows and Podcasts.

  • Support up to 16X faster conversion speed and perfect output quality.

  • Fully compatible with iTunes 12.6

Step 1. Choose Apple Music songs or protected iTunes songs you want to convert by click on the check box next to the media. If you find it difficult to locate a specific song, then use the "Search" box on the top of the main interface to find the track directly.

Choose Apple Music

Step 2. When you finish selecting music tracks, go to "Output Settings" to choose the output format you like, such as MP3. And you can also choose a desired output folder and change output parameters like codec, sample rate, etc.

Choose Output Format

Step 3. Click on "Convert" button and the program will start converting Apple Music to MP3 with fast speed and high quality. When the conversion is over, you can open the output folder and transfer the converted files to any device easily. Also, you can use the same method to convert M4B audios to MP3 and burn iTunes audiobooks to CD.

Start Converting Apple Music

Part 3 How to Transfer iTunes Purchased Videos

iTunes M4V Converter – Transfer iTunes Purchased Videos between Any Device

iTunes M4V Converter is a powerful iTunes DRM media converter which can convert any iTunes purchased videos with DRM to unprotected MP4.

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Main Features of iTunes M4V Converter:

  • Remove DRM protection for iTunes M4V videos.

  • Easily convert iTunes purchased/rented M4V to MP4.

  • Fast conversion speed with 100% original quality guarantee.

  • Retain all original audio tracks, subtitles and closed captions.

  • Completely compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra and iTunes 12.6.

Step 1. Make sure that you've authorized iTunes on your Mac with the same Apple ID and password you used to purchase, rent or download the iTunes movies. After that, click on "Add Files" button to choose the movies or TV shows you want to convert to MP4.

Add iTunes Movies

Step 2. This program will automatically preserve all original audio tracks and subtitles. If you want to keep the specific audio track and subtitle instead of all of them, then click on "Settings" icon to choose the option you like.

Select Audio Track

Step 3. Click on "Convert" button to start converting M4V to MP4. When it is done, you will find the converted files in the "History" tab. Now you can open the output folder and transfer the converted videos between devices with ease. You can watch the iTunes M4V videos on VR headset, Samsung Smart TV or anywhere you like.

Start Converting M4V to MP4

The two programs mentioned above will be your great helper to bypass DRM protection and fix the format incompatibility issue. After that, you can manage your iTunes purchased music, videos or audiobook with complete control. Whether you want to transfer iTunes purchases to Android or sync iTunes purchases to another account, it will all be done within a few minutes!


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