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Cast iTunes M4V Movies and TV Shows via Chromecast

Published on 11 August 17

As a thumb-sized media streaming device in a tiny price, Chromecast created by Google, enables you access and enjoy video channels on your TV set or home theater system. You can stream almost any kind of content from the Chrome brower on a computer via Chromecast, such as from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, the Google Play Store and other online services.

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As a movie addict, most of you will choose purchase or rent movies and TV episodes from iTunes, which is one of the most popular online media stores serving an overwhelming variety of digital entertainment, including music, movies, TV shows, etc. However, to iTunes fans’ disappointment, iTuens store is not available channel in Chromecast. As is well known, iTunes videos with M4V format purchased and rented are encrypted by FairPlay DRM technology, which are not permitted to play iTunes content on any other portable devices, except for Apple devices. Besides, the M4V format is not a compatible format with Chromecast that supports MP4 and WebM only. But you don’t need to be upset at all, in this article, we’ll introduce an easy way to sync your iTunes videos to watch on HDTV via Chromecast.
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Tools you’ll need

1. Google Chromecast

2. DRmare M4V Converter for Mac

3. HDTV set supports HDMI port

4. Google Cast extension for Chrome Browser on your computer

Step 1. Import iTunes Movie Downloads to DRmare

Launch DRmare iTunes to Chromecast Converter and click Add Files button to import iTunes videos.

Step 2. Customize Output Format

To Cast iTunes movies and TV shows to Chromecast, you are suggested to choose the output format as Lossless MP4 from the profile list.

Step 3. Start to Convert iTunes M4V Videos

Click the Convert button in the lower right corner to start converting the iTunes movies to Chromecast compatible MP4.

Step 4. Plug Chromecast Streaming Stick to HDTV

Firstly, plug Chromecast into your TV's HDMI port and you'll be directed to the Chromecast setup page. Follow the instructions to set it up.

Step 5. Download Google Cast Extension for Chrome Browser

If you have already installed Cast for your Chrome, you can skip this step. If not, please go to Chrome Web Store to search Google Cast and download it for installing on your Chrome browser.

Step 6. Add iTunes Movies to Chrome for Playing

With a Chrome browser open, hit CTRL+O for PC or Command+O for Mac and locate the converted iTunes videos you wish to play via Chromecast. You can also copy & paste the path of the video file in the Chrome browser address bar. Right click on the video file > Properties > Security Tab > Copy Full video path > Paste in the Chrome browser.

Step 7. Begin Casting iTunes Videos to Chromecast

Click 'Cast this' tab button in the Chromecast streaming menu located on the right side of Chrome address bar. Then the playing iTunes movies will be mirrored to your HDTV. You can freely watch and control it in any way you like.

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