How to Play iTunes Movies on Xbox One

By Vicky Lewis

Updated on November 14, 2017

Xbox One is the eighth generation home video console developed by Microsoft and released in May, 2013. The powerful consoles and good experience of 4K gaming of Xbox One has attracted many games lovers to purchase it. Players would feel like that they are in a real environment when they are playing games. (Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One are included in Xbox family.)

Xbox One 4K Gaming

Except for playing games, Xbox One also provides users with lots of music, movies, TV shows resources. Users are able to use Xbox One as an online service to stream the media. As for some iTunes movies lovers who own Xbox One, it would be great to stream iTunes movies on it to enjoy a awesome movies streaming experience. But failure occur when you try to play iTunes movies on Xbox One. What results in this? Can it be solved?


The Reason for iTunes Movies Failing to Be Played on Xbox One

The main reason for the failure of playing iTunes movies on Xbox One refers to the DRM (short for Digital Rights Management) encryption. This technology mean is widely used to protect the digital contents from being replicated. You can not transfer the DRM-ed contents to other devices or media players freely. Apple has adopted this to protect all its contents, and that's why we fail to play iTunes movies on Xbox One.


How to Make iTunes Movies Playable on Xbox One

If you want to play iTunes movies on Xbox One, the first thing you have to do is to unlock the DRM encryption of your iTunes movies. Here I'd like to recommend a powerful and easy-to-use program for you –  TuneFab M4V Converter (both free and professional version are provided).


The Advantages of TuneFab M4V Converter

* Remove DRM from iTunes Movies

* Convert iTunes M4V movies into MP4 format

* Guarantee that the quality of the output files are close to lossless

* Conversion speed can be up to 30X faster

* Free to preserve the audio tracks and subtitles of iTunes movies

* Support both Windows and Mac

Here are the guidance on how to use TuneFab M4V Converter.

Step 1. Install TuneFab M4V Converter

Firstly, click on the download button above to download and install TuneFab M4V Converter to your PC. You can select a Windows version or the Mac one, and you are enable to try the free-trial version the first time you use.

Step 2. Add iTunes Movies to TuneFab M4V Converter

Open TuneFab M4V Converter then click on the "Add Files" button on the upper left to preview the iTunes movies list of your iTunes Library and add iTunes Movies to TuneFav M4V Converter.

Add iTunes M4V Files

Step 3. (Optional) Select Audio Tracks and Subtitles

Preserve the audio tracks and subtitles of the iTunes movies as you like. You can skip this step and the original ones would be saved by default.

Choose Desired Audio Track and Subtitle

Step 4. Remove DRM from iTunes Movies

Tap on the "Convert" button to start removing DRM from iTunes movies. The converting process would cost just few minutes.

Convert M4V to Preset MP4


Play DRM-free iTunes Movies on Xbox One

When you get the DRM-free iTunes Movies on your computer, you can begin to stream it on your Xbox One.

Step 1. Check the network setting on your PC and see if Xbox One is visible on the network. The open a video app on your Xbox One.

Step 2. Go to Settings > Preferences on Xbox One and tap on "Allow Play to Streaming".

Step 3. Turn to the DRM-free iTunes movies saved on your computer. Right click the one you want to play on Xbox One and click on "Play to" option.

Step 4. Find Xbox One from the list in "Play to", and click on it. Then the iTunes movies can be successfully played on Xbox One.

Stream iTunes Movies to Xbox One


Other Tips for you

When you get the DRM-free iTunes M4V movies, you can use Convert. Files to convert the format of iTunes movies into others such as .avi, .mpeg, .wmv, etc. Convert. Files is an online converter for files converting, which is totally free. You can try this converter to convert the format of your iTunes movies to the formats that Xbox One supports.

Convert Files Online Converter


Supported Media Formats of Xbox One

3GP audio, 3GP video, 3GP2,AAC,ADTS,animated GIF, .asf, AVI DivX, DV AVI, AVI uncompressed, AVI Xvid, BMP, JPEG, GIF, H.264 AVCHD, M-JPEG, .mkv, .mov, MP3, MPEG-PS, MPEG-2 MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-2 TS, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, PNG, TIFF, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless, WMA Pro, WMA Voice, WMV, WMV HD.


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