Why can't I play iTunes movies on TV via Roku 4? Follow this article to learn how to get remove
DRM and convert iTunes M4V to Roku 4 for enjoyment on your HDTV smoothly.
The Roku 4 is the latest version of the box and the first to support 4K video. It also comes with an update to Roku OS, one that’s rolling out to the Roku 3 and Roku Stick, too. It can grab media from Amazon and Google Play, will let you stream your own local media via Plex, and has a huge selection of third-party “channels” and a handful of games. Besides, we can rent or buy our favorite movies from paid channels as well, like Amazon Instant Video, RedBox and so forth on Roku player. You may have the same questions: Can we install iTunes on RoKu 4 for playing iTunes movies and music? This guide will show you how to get iTunes movies & music on RoKu 4.
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Due to its great features and performance, Roku 4 is regarded as the biggest competitor to Apple TV among the top media streaming boxes. However, Apple always makes everything so proprietary that sometimes it's difficult for people to enjoy their purchased movies and TV shows in iTunes library with more channels. For example, we can't directly stream the iTunes purchased videos to watch on our TV or home theater system via Roku 4, or Plex server, or Chromecast 2, but only via Apple TV. To some extent, that might be the last hurdle keeping Roku 4 from being a total Apple TV killer.
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So, to play iTunes movies with Roku 4, the DRM needs to be removed and the movies in M4V format should be converted to common MP4 videos that Roku 4 supports.
What format can play on Roku 4?
A USB port enables local media playback (supported formats include: MP4 (H.264) & MKV (H.264) video / AAC & MP3 audio / JPG & PNG image).
To accomplish this goal, my girlfriend recommended me an amazing DRM Converter and Removal- ChewTune for its easy-to-use interface, straight workflow and reliable video quality. It can easily get rid of Apple's DRM protection from those iTunes downloaded m4v video, and transfer it to various video formats including MP4 profiles for Roku 4. (Here is the review)
Now just download this software and follow the tips below to make your iTunes movie playable on Roku 4.
A command window will pop up during the installation to install specific audio driver, do not shut down and let it running until the installation completed.
How to convert Frozen iTunes DRM video to MP4 for Roku 4?
Step 1. Add video to this iTunes to Roku 4 Converter. Drag and drop your videos to it directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.
Step 2. Let's click the drop-down-list besides "Format" and move to "Common Video" column and choose "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" or “Same as the source video”as output format for your Roku 4.
Step 3. You can click "Settings" to enter Profile Settings window and customize target video spec, you can find settings for video size, codec, bitrate and frame rate.
Step 4. Now click the big red icon to start converting Frozen iTunes M4V video to Roku 4 in batch; this converter will activate your media player automatically and start to play this video. The player windows cannot be removed or closed.
In the meanwhile, it will start to record this video in MP4 real-time. The conversion time is equal to the video length itself; you can do other tasks during the converting the process.
Note: The system volume could turn off temporally during this period; no worries, do not touch it to get perfect DRM removed video.
After the conversion, click "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video.
1. The DRM removing process may mislead your anti-virus software to falsely report virus/worm. Please ignore the report to keep on ripping.
2. This product cannot convert unplayable video (damaged, unauthorized, etc).
After that, you can directly play the movie on your PC or transfer the converted video to a USB file or SD card and attach it to Roku box. Now the Roku set-top box will have no trouble to play iTunes movie files.
Guide to Stream DRM-free iTunes Movies to Roku 4 via Plex Media Server
When the conversion completes, you can go to the output folder to find the converted iTunes movies without DRM and stream them to Roku 4 by following the steps below.
1. Install Plex server on your Windows. Once the Plex server is installed successfully, it will detect all of the movies, television shows, and music on your PC.
2. Install Plex server on Roku 4. First you’ll need to download and install the Plex Channel on your Roku. Because it’s not a default channel currently, so we have to do this manually on Roku website under your Roku account.
3.Configure Plex on the Roku 4. You have to configure the Plex server before steaming the videos on Mac. Then you can better watch the iTunes movies on Roku 4.
Now, you can remove DRM from iTunes movies with Pavtube Chewtune and stream the converted DRM-free iTunes movie files to Roku 4 from computer via Plex media server.
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