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How to Cast iTunes Movies/TV Shows to Chromecast

Is it possible to stream my iTunes movies and TV series to my Chromecast?

"I'm going to buy a Chromecast. But friends tell me that I can not play my purchased or rented iTunes movies TV shows on Chromecast. Is it ture? If it is possible to do it, then how?"

You may know that you can just drag a local movie file to chrome browser's address bar and cast it to the big screen with Google Cast the chrome extension via Chromecast. But also it is obvious that iTunes content are protected by Apple's Fairplay DRM protection. You can only play iTunes content in Apple Ecosystem. If we need to watch iTunes content with Chromecast, we have to remove the DRM protection first. And it is better to convert the iTunes M4V files to normal MP4 files. Then how to do it? What tool do we need?

Stream iTunes Movies to Chromecast

Tutorial: Record Cast iTunes Movies or TV Shows to Chromecast

The following is a detailed tutorial about how to convert purchased or rented iTunes movies/TV shows to Chromecast using NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus. Please download this useful tool on your Mac pc or Windows PC first before getting started.

Tool Required: NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus

Features of M4V Converter Plus:
  • Record iTunes rentals & purchases.
  • Convert M4V to MP4, MOV, AVI, etc.
  • Keep AC3 5.1 Audio and All Subtitles.
  • Support the Windows 10 Store version of iTunes.
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Step by step tutorial

1 Import iTunes Movies or TV Shows

Download and install the NoteBurner iTunes Movie to Chromecast Converter on your Windows or Mac computer, then click add movie button to choose the content you want to convert from iTunes library. Click Add, the files will be successfully imported.

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2 Choose Output Settings

To Cast iTunes movies/TV Shows to Chromecast, you can simply click the format bar and choose "Lossless MP4" from the profile list. The quality of the output video will be lossless. And the original 5.1 audio will be preserved!

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3 Convert iTunes M4V Movie Chromecast

Click the convert button at the bottom of the main interface and start to convert iTunes M4V to Chromecast supported MP4 video. When the conversion done, iTunes movies and TV shows are no different from other local video files.

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Tutorial: How to Stream Converted iTunes Movies from the Chrome Browser to Your TV

*Download Google Cast extension for your Chrome Browser. The Google Cast extension enables you to find and play content on your Chromecast device from your Chrome browser. Once installed, the Cast Extension is located in the upper right hand corner on the Chrome toolbar.

*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. Google Cast supports the following media facilities and types.

Note: Both Mac users and Windows users can stream iTunes Movies with Chrome Browser.

To do this, you can enter file:///C:/ in Chrome's address bar (or (file://localhost/Users/yourusername on a Mac), and then drag and drop the file into Chrome—or press Ctrl-O or Command-O—to show your system's file browser. Hit the Cast button either before or after you choose the file you want.

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.

YouTube Video: How to set up Chromecast on TV and cast iTunes videos to Chromecast:


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