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Ultimate Solution: Cast iTunes Movies on Chromecast for Viewing

By Laura Barnes

August 02, 2018

We have already shared the way on playing apple music on Chromecast recently. However, some Apple users are still puzzled about how to play iTunes Movies on Chromecast. In order to solve this problem, we are going to share the Tunefab-styled answer to play iTunes Movies on Chromecast with this post.

"Sorry, iTunes videos don't allow to be played on Chromecast now. Please add another vivid video files."


Chromecast, a thumb-sized media streaming device, can stream media contents from mobile phones or computers to the home TV for watching with the HDMI port, except for the iTunes Movies. However great efforts users make, it is hard for Chromestcast users to play iTunes TV shows or iTunes Movies on Chromecast. So is there no way for streaming iTunes movies on Chromecast? Don't be frustrated and take 4 steps with TuneFab M4V Converter then you can play iTunes Movies via Chromecast right here.


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CONTENTS


Part 1. Best iTunes to Chromecast Converter Recommendation

Why Is It hard to play iTunes Movies on Chromecast?

Reason 1. iTunes movies are encoded in the M4V format with DRM protection which is not supported by Chromecast.

Reason 2. No directly app for casting videos from iTunes to Chromecast.

So, if you want to play iTunes movies on Chromecast, it is better to turn to iTunes to Chromecast Converter for help, like  TuneFab M4V Converter. With TuneFab iTunes to Chromecast Converter, you can convert iTunes movies to the playable file format of Chromecast then you can stream iTunes movies via Chromecast to the TV. Below is the Chromecast Supported Video Formats for reference.


Chromecast Supported Video Formats:

MP4 and WebM encoded with Video codecs H.264 High Profile Level 4.1, 4.2 and 5, VP8 and audio codecs HE-AAC, LC-AAC, CELT/Opus, MP3, Vorbis, AVI, MKV, FLV, MOV, VOB, 3G2, etc.

Conclusion: MP4 is the best and common video file format for iTunes to Chromecast conversion.


Learn About TuneFab iTunes to Chromecast Converter

TuneFab M4V Converter, an Apple FairPlay DRM removal tool, is specially designed for iTunes users to remove DRM from iTunes movies including rentals and purchases. And then convert the iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos to MP4 format - that compatible with Chromecast. It also offers you a feature to preserve all AD, Closed Captions, Subtitles, Audio Tracks and Dolby 5.1 in output files. And the output quality is really excellent! You can download this software and follow the next solution of next part and do it by yourself.


Part 2. TuneFab Solution for Playing iTunes Movies to Chromecast

Step 1. Add iTunes Movies

Launch TuneFab M4V Converter and iTunes will be opened to work with this program. Now click "Add Files" and choose the movies you want to cast to Chromecast from the shown list. Then click "Add".

Note: Make sure the iTunes movies are well downloaded on your computer. If not, please download it first.

Add M4V Movies

Step 2. Change the Output Folder

If you need to customize the output folder to save converted files in, you can click on "Options" and specify a folder path in the pop-up window.

Change Output Folder

Step 3. Convert iTunes Movie to Chromecast Compatible Format)

Click the "Convert" button in the lower right corner to start removing DRM from iTunes M4V videos. When the conversion finished, you can check the output MP4 files by clicking the "History" button on TuneFab M4V Converter.

Convert iTunes Movies


Video Tutorial: Convert iTunes movies to Chromecast supported format with TuneFab M4V Converter


Step 4. Stream iTunes Movies to Chromecast

Before starting, you should clearly know what tool you need:

1. Google Chromecast

2. HDTV set supports HDMI port or USB port

3. Google Cast extension for Chrome Browser on your computer


Then follow below:

Step 1. Plug your Chromecast into the HDMI port or the USB port on your TV, and you'll be directed to the Chromecast setup page. Follow the instructions to set it up.

Step 2. Go to Chrome Web Store to search Google Cast and download Google Cast extension for your Chrome Browser.

Step 3. On your Computer, select the converted video & drag it on to the Chrome Browser. You can also copy & paste the path of the video file in the Chrome Browser Address bar.

Step 4. Right click on the video file, choose "Properties" > "Security Tab" > Copy Full video path, then paste in the Chrome browser.

Step 5. When Chrome browser starts playing your video file, click on "Cast this" icon in the Chrome Browser and select TV to play the video on the TV.


Finished! Now you can cast any iTunes movies to Chromecast for watching on your TV. If you think this guide is useful, you can share it with your friends to help them play iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos on Chromecast.


Part 3. Other Solution for Casting iTunes Movies to Chromecast

Get Started with: Movies Anywhere, Google Play Movies & TV

Briefly Guide: Casting iTunes Movies to Chromecast with 2 Apps

Step 1. Download Movies Anywhere App from iTunes

Movies Anywhere

Step 2. Create Account of Movies Anywhere

Tap "Get Started" > "Sign Up with E-mail", "FaceBook " or "Google" > "I accepted" to create an account.

Step 3. Connect iTunes & Google Account for getting ready for streaming iTunes videos on Chromecast.

Connect Account to Movies Anywhere

Step 4. Get Google Play Movies & TV app installed on your iPhone

Step 5. After downloading this app, open Google Play Movies & TV app and connect the same Internet connection for casting your iTunes Movies to Chromecast.

Connect Account to Movies Anywhere

Limitation:

1. Just allow the Purchased movies and need to connect with the Internet.

2. Multiple actions with the account signing in and connecting app.


Bonus

From the above information, we know that Chromecast is unable to support copyrighted contents like videos, music, audiobooks. If you have lots of DRM media contents and desire to cast them to HDTV via Chromecast, we got one professional solution for you:

Get Audible Audiobooks Work on Chromecast


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