For the iTunes digital media files such as iTunes videos which your family or close friends have bought under their account before, you might be hesitate to purchase them again to avoid wasting money. Also, sometimes we want to backup our previous purchases and rentals when we are going to switch an Apple ID. For these purposes, many people are seeking ways on how to transfer iTunes purchases and rentals to other accounts. Obviously, there is not a straightforward way to consolidate media files from different accounts to a new account as they are FairPlay DRM protected. Fortunately, there are plenty of workarounds such as share and access the media files via iTunes Family Sharing or remove DRM to share and use the iTunes videos everywhere.
iTunes Family Sharing allows to share iTunes library files including movies, music, iBooks, audiobooks within 6 people with different iTunes accounts in your family and help you manage your kid's purchases easily.
You can only be a part of one family at a time. To get started, you can create a family group. You can do that on an IOS device with IOS 8 and later, or Mac with Yosemite and later. Here I will take a Mac Computer for example:
choose 'Apple' top menu > Click 'System Preferences' > Click 'iCloud' > Press 'Set Up Family'
And you can follow the onscreen instruction to initialize a family group as the family organizer. Then you can invite people to join your family:
You can click 'Apple' top menu > Select 'Preferences' > Click 'iCloud' > Click 'Manage Family'
After that, you can click the '+' icon to follow the screen wizard to invite people to join your family by email and they are required to input the Apple ID and password on a device to confirm whether they want to join and share the iTunes content before adding to the family actually.
When the Family Sharing is set up, all the people in the same family can access to each other's shared media files.
To access the Media files like movies from your family on Mac, you can open iTunes > Click 'iTunes Store' > Navigate to 'Purchased' tab
You will see a small downward triangle button besides the 'Purchased' menu, please click it to choose an account from your family. You will see the items under the account and choose the movie files you want to download.
With the Family Sharing, it is awesome to share media files to other account, but it is still not perfect because it is limited to 6 people in a family and it doesn't offer the option to share iTunes media files to a specific account only. Have you ever in the situation when you are in need of sharing a video to a close friend? It may not be so convenient to add a friend to a family group in iTunes. If yes, it is time to solve it now. There is another perfect way out there to remove DRM protection by DRmare M4V Converter for Mac/Windows from iTunes videos. By doing this, you can transfer the films to any accounts or devices. This DRM removal tool has the advantages to keep the original quality for any videos to remove theDRM copyright protection and delete any restrictions from the movies. To find out how it works, you can simply have a try.
Sharing iTunes videos to another Apple ID is really important for many iTunes users. If you want to share iTunes movies between your family, the iTunes Family Sharing feature will help you great. But if you want to share a specific file such as a video to your friends etc. , it is better to remove DRM to share it without using Family Sharing. In this way, you can prevent any mess in the sharing items and you won't have any limitations on the number of accounts you want to share to. What's more, removing DRM is a great way to backup your iTunes videos and consolidate all of them together.
July 18, 2017 05:14 pm
Posted by Josh Williams to iTunes Tips