"My mother bought me a Chromebook with really nice 1080P screen to use at school, it help me surf web page quickly, but can I watch a movie from my iTunes account on my Chromebook?" - Question from the Google forum.
The Chromebook is a laptop based on the Chrome OS developed by Google. Generally Chromebook is simple, fast with and with low price. After the first Chromebook was released by Acer, Samsung, more and more hardware partners join to develop new Chromebooks, including ASUS, HP, Toshiba, Dell , Lenovo and so on. It turns out to be a notable success on the education market. A survey shows Chromebook is most popular in the US K-12 schools and growing elsewhere such as Western Europe. Do you also have a Chromebook? If want to enjoy iTunes movies and TV shows on Chromebook too, please just check this guide.
Chromebook offers a simple way for users to complete multiple tasks mainly through the Chrome browser. All the models including the Google Chromebook Pixel, Pixelbook, ASUS Chromebook Flip, Samsung Chromebook Pro perform in the same way. In May, 2016, Google announced that it will make the Android apps available on Chromebook by using the Google Play platform. The number of Android apps supported by Chromebook is increasing. However, there is not an Android version iTunes or web-based version iTunes because iTunes is developed only for Apple devices like Mac computers and IOS devices etc. Currently it it not possible to run iTunes on Android, let alone the Chromebook system.
So are we totally out of luck to play iTunes movies considering that all iTunes purchased/rental movies are DRM protected? No worries, though we can't download and authorize iTunes movies and TV shows via iTunes on Chromebook, we can bypass DRM protection by a DRM removal tool. Depending on your needs, you can use Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, TunesKit DRM Media Converter or DRmare M4V Converter for Windows/Mac etc. For my part, I will take the DRmare M4V Converter as I don't want any fancy functions. It is specialized for removing DRM from iTunes movies, so it has a cleanest interface and fastest converting speed.
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Part 2. Convert iTunes DRM M4V Movies to Chromebook
So as to remove DRM from iTunes movies, we need to have a computer either Windows or Mac, DRmare M4V Converter and the downloaded iTunes movies and TV shows. With all the requirements prepared, you can quickly strip DRM from iTunes videos and convert them to Chromebook.
Step 1 Load iTunes videos
There are two ways to help you import iTunes movies and TV shows with easy. You can drag & drop the videos from iTunes to the DRmare software screen or click 'Add Files' button from the bottom left to select the videos you desired one by one.
Step 2Customize output format for Chromebook
Chromebook uses the cloud apps to play videos,normally it supports any videos without DRM. You can just click 'Format' menu and then select any format you want directly to remove DRM. Here I will choose 'MP4'. Moreover, there are options for you to customize the output video subtitles, audio tracks, video playback parameters.
Step 3Convert iTunes M4V movies
You can click the 'Convert' button from the bottom right corner, then the video will start to be played on iTunes and converted on DRmare software, please wait for it to finish completely.
Part 3. Transfer Converted iTunes Videos on Chromebook
Before you can watch iTunes videos on Chromebook, there is one extra step to transfer the converted DRM free iTunes movies. Following are the top 2 ways.
1. Google drive. It is a most intuitive way. You just need to upload your converted iTunes movies to the Google Drive from your computer and then you will be able to download the videos directly. It will take some time to complete this task depending on the internet speed.
2. USB drive. You can connect a USB drive and copy your DRM free videos to an USB drive first. After that, plugin it into the USB interface of your Chromebook, you will be able to play the videos on the USB by a video player.