How to Cast iTunes to Chromecast for Using on TV

Can you Chromecast iTunes movies to your TV for watching? With the popularity of the Chromecast, more and more people would like to Chromecast from iTunes movies to their TVs. Besides, there are many tips and tricks that can make 'iTunes to Chromecast' easier in many forums.

However, it may not an easy job to Chromecast iTunes movies to TV. While you are casting, then you may be told that the iTunes video is not a supported file by Chromecast. Why could this happen?

Please don't worry. Here, we'll explain the reason for you and introduce some tips on how to cast iTunes to Chromecast in this article. With just a few clicks, you will be able to stream iTunes to Chromecast for watching on HDTV without any limitation. Now let's move on and see how to do that.

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Part 1. Can You Cast iTunes Movie to Chromecast?

For most people, you may say that you can drag local files to the Chrome browser and cast it to big screen HD TV. That's right. But it doesn't support iTunes movies and episodes. Why?

When it comes to iTunes movies, we know that they are encoded in encrypted M4V which is not supported to use on non-Apple devices. Besides, Chromecast only supports MP4 and WebM format, while the format of iTunes movies is not a compatible format for Chromecast.

In conclusion, we can't cast iTunes movie to Chromecast as easily as we do with other common videos unless the M4V is converted to MP4 for good.

Part 2. How to Get iTunes Cast to Chromecast

From the last part, we know that the movies Chromecast from iTunes needed to be the MP4 or the WebM format. Thus, in this part, we will show you how to convert and cast iTunes to Chromecast supported formats.

To make it, first of all, we'll need a professional iTunes video converter to help us convert iTunes movies to Chromecast supported video files. When it comes to a high-performance and all-featured iTunes movie unlocker that preserves 1:1 original quality of the HD movies, DRmare iTunes M4V Converter for Mac could be the best option.

This smart application can convert all kinds of iTunes videos. It includes all the purchased and rented movies, TV shows, iTunes Extras as well as music videos. During converting, it won't touch the original video and audio tracks. It keeps the AC3 5.1 audio, CC, audio descriptions, subtitles for the HD 1080P/720P and SD iTunes movies. Furthermore, it can convert M4V videos to MP4 and other formats supported by Chromecast.

DRmare iTunes to Chromecast Converter

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  • Convert iTunes rentals and purchases at 30X faster speed
  • Batch convert iTunes videos quickly without any quality loss
  • Convert iTunes M4V to multiple videos supported by Chromecast
  • Fully support 1080P/720P HD iTunes videos

Here you can download and install the free version of DRmare M4V Converter on your Mac or Windows PC. And then follow the detailed tutorial as below to begin converting your iTunes M4V movie rentals for streaming iTunes to Chromecast. If you don't have Chromecast, you need to buy it first.

Step 1Import iTunes movie downloads to DRmare
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Launch DRmare iTunes to Chromecast Converter and click "Add Files" button. Then a drop-down menu will appear allowing you choose the iTunes movie rentals or purchased content you want to stream to Chromecast from your iTunes library. Click "OK" and the videos will be loaded automatically to the converter. You are also allowed to add the iTunes M4V movies by drag-and-drop.
Step 2Customize output settings for Chromecast
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To stream iTunes to Chromecast, you are suggested to choose the output format as "Lossless MP4" from the profile list. The quality of the output iTunes video will be exactly the same with the original file. All audio tracks including the AC3 5.1 sound, AD, CC, and subtitles will be retained. Or you can choose HD MP4 which lets you customize the video parameters, such as video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, all according to your own needs.
Step 3Convert iTunes to Chromecast
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Click the "Convert"' button in the lower right corner to start converting iTunes movies to Chromecast compatible MP4. After conversion, you can click the "Converted" panel to find those well-converted iTunes videos. And then, you can read the following part to learn how to Chromecast iTunes movies step-by-step.

Part 3. How to Cast iTunes to Chromecast for Playing on TV

Congratulations, you should have already got the common iTunes videos now. In this part, let's move on to Chromecast from iTunes movies to TV so that you can watch iTunes videos on your TV. You can do that on Windows/Mac computer or iPhone/Android phones.

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1. How to Chromecast iTunes Movies to TV on Computer

Tools You'll Need

1. Google Chromecast streaming stick
2. HDTV set supports HDMI port
3. Chromecast app installed or Google Cast extension for Chrome Browser on your computer
4. A stable WiFi connection

Step 1. Plug Chromecast Streaming Stick to HDTV

Firstly, plug Chromecast into your TV's HDMI port and you'll be directed to the Chromecast setup page. Follow the instructions to set it up.

Step 2. Download Google Cast Extension for Chrome Browser

If you have already installed Cast for your Chrome, you can skip this step. If not, please go to Chrome Web Store to search Google Cast and download it for installing on your Chrome browser.

Step 3. Add iTunes Movies from Computer to Chrome for Playing

With a Chrome browser open, hit 'CTRL+O' for PC or 'Command+O' for Mac and locate the converted iTunes movies you wish to play via Chromecast. You can also copy & paste the path of the video file in the Chrome browser address bar. Right click on the video file > Properties > Security Tab > Copy Full video path > Paste in the Chrome browser.

Step 4. Begin to Chromecast iTunes Movies

Click "Cast this" tab button in the Chromecast streaming menu located on the right side of Chrome address bar. Then you are able to Chromecast iTunes to TV and you can freely watch and control it in any way you like.

2. How to Cast iTunes to Chromecast to TV on iPhone/Android Phone

By the way, you can also cast iTunes movie to Chromecast from iPhone / Android mobile phones to HD TV. The extra thing you need to do is to transfer converted iTunes videos to Android or iOS mobile devices first. And then get iTunes cast to Chromecast for playing on your TV.

Video Tutorial - How to Chromecast iTunes Movies to TV

If the user guide on how to stream iTunes to Chromecast and watch iTunes movies on Chromecast is too complicated for you, you are suggested to follow the video guide here. It offers an easier way to learn how to watch videos on TV that Chromecast from iTunes.

Part 4. How to Chromecast iTunes from iPhone via Movies Anywhere

In this part, we would like to share an extra tip with you on how to cast from iTunes to Chromecast on iPhone by Movies Anywhere app. By using this app, you are able to access to all your iTunes content and Chromecast from iTunes movies on your iPhone. Now let's move on and see how it works.

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Step 1. Download and install Movies Anywhere app from the App Store on your iPhone.

Step 2. Launch the app and connect your iTunes account.

Step 3. Go to locate your iTunes purchased movies.

Step 4. Hit on the 'Cast' icon from the top right corner.

Step 5. Then your iPhone will search for and detect Chromecast device, then choose your Chromecast device.

Step 6. Play any iTunes movie and it will be streamed to your Chromecast.

Step 7. To stop the casting, touch the 'Cast' icon and hit 'Stop Casting' or 'Disconnect' option.

Note: Now Movies Anywhere app is only available in the USA.

More Tips: What Is Chromecast and What Is iTunes

What Is Chromecast?

Chromecast is a media player device developed by Google. It can be plugged into your TV's HDMI port via the USB cable, acting as a portal for your favorite streaming apps on your mobile device. The contents on the device can be "cast" onto your TV.

Chromecast is quite similar to Roku Streaming Stick and Apple TV, which is a great streaming box that can let you enjoy lots of video channels you like from YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Netflix, etc. on TV set or your home theater system.

In addition, you can throw content from your Chrome browser to the big screen by using your phone or computer as a remote control when plugging Chromecast into the TV's HDMI port.

The standard version costs $35 and comes in three distinct colors: black, coral, and lemonade. And it features three built-in antennas, a malleable HDMI cord, and support for 802.11ac and 5 GHz bands.

If you want to get the best performance from your 4K TV, you can go with the Chromecast Ultra $54 which comes 4K streaming ability yet faster, smoother and more reliably.

What Is iTunes?

iTunes allows users to manage and enjoy their music, movies, TV shows, etc. they already had and buy content they want. And iTunes Store owns a large number of HD movies and TV show, but all the iTunes movies are protected to avoid users to playing them on non-Apple devices.

Though Chromecast doesn't support iTunes movies, after reading this post, you had got some tips on how to cast iTunes to Chromecast for playing on your TV without any limitation. If you have any other better way to cast iTunes movie to Chromecast, then please write it down at the comment part.

Updated on Sep 10, 2020 7:46 PM / Update for iTunes to Streaming Box

Anna Groove

Staff Editor

Anna Groove is an experienced writer of DRmare. She has the full knowledge of enjoying the audio and video better. Tips for enjoying Tidal music and iTunes videos could be found in her articles.