"Can you Chromecast iTunes movies?" It is quite hard to get iTunes Chromecast to TV. While casting, you may be told that the iTunes video is not a supported file by Chromecast. Why will it happen?
In this article, we will show you why and how to fix it. Here you can get some tips on how to cast iTunes to Chromecast. And you can learn more about iTunes and Chromecast. Now, let's move on.
Part 1. Can You Cast iTunes Movies to Chromecast?
In general, users can cast local files on the Chrome browser for playing on a big screen HD TV. Yet, you can't make iTunes Chromecast work. Why?
As for iTunes movies, they are encoded in encrypted M4V. Thus, it is not supported to use on non-Apple devices. Besides, Chromecast only supports MP4 and WebM formats. Yet, the format of iTunes movies is not a compatible format for Chromecast.
In conclusion, we can't cast iTunes movie to Chromecast. But things will be changed if you convert iTunes M4V format to MP4 or other plain video formats. But how to do that?
Part 2. How to Get iTunes Chromecast Work - Best Tool
From the part above, we know that the movies Chromecast from iTunes needed to be the MP4 or the WebM format. So, in this part, we will show you how to convert and cast iTunes to Chromecast supported formats.
Section 1. Preparations
To make it, you need to prepare three things below.
1. Your Downloaded iTunes Movies/TV Shows
To Chromecast from iTunes movies, you need to have the downloaded iTunes movies on your iTunes Library.
2. DRmare M4V Converter
To convert iTunes movies for Chromecasting, we'll need a professional iTunes video converter. Then we can convert iTunes movies to Chromecast supported video files. For an all-featured iTunes movie unlocker, DRmare iTunes M4V Converter could be the best option.
This smart program can convert all kinds of iTunes videos. It includes all the purchased and rented movies and more. During converting, it won't touch the original video and audio tracks. It keeps the AC3 5.1 audio, CC, audio descriptions, and subtitles for the HD 1080P/720P and SD iTunes movies. And it can convert M4V videos to MP4 and other formats supported by Chromecast.
DRmare iTunes to Chromecast Converter
3. Chrome Browser
To stream iTunes to Chromecast, the Chrome browser can't be ignored. Please download the latest version of the Chrome browser on your Windows or Mac computer.
Once you got ready, then you can go ahead to the tutorial below. Then you can see how to convert iTunes movies for Chromecast.
Section 2. How to Convert iTunes Movies for Chromecast - Detailed Steps
Here you can see the detailed steps on how to convert iTunes movies for casting.
- Step 1Open DRmare M4V Converter and add downloaded iTunes movies
- Download and install the free version of DRmare M4V Converter on your computer. Then launch DRmare iTunes to Chromecast Converter. And then click 'Add Files' button. Then a drop-down menu will appear. You can choose the iTunes movies you want to stream to Chromecast from your iTunes library. Click 'OK' and the videos will be loaded to the converter. You are also allowed to add the iTunes M4V movies by drag-and-drop.
- Step 2Customize output settings for Chromecast iTunes movie
- To get iTunes cast to Chromecast, choose the output format as 'Lossless MP4' from the profile list. The quality of the output iTunes video will be the same as 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. It lets you set the video parameters, such as video codec, size, bit rate and so on according to your own needs.
- Step 3Convert iTunes to Chromecast
- Click the 'Convert' button in the lower right corner. It will start converting iTunes movies to Chromecast compatible MP4. After conversion, you can click the 'Converted' panel. Then you will find those well-converted iTunes videos. And then, you can read the following part to learn how to get iTunes Chromecast step-by-step.
Part 3. How to Cast iTunes to Chromecast for Playing on TV from PC and Mobile
Congratulations, you should have already got the common iTunes videos now. In this part, let's see how to cast iTunes movie to Chromecast on TV from PC and mobile. Then you can watch iTunes videos on your TV. You can do that on Windows/Mac computers or iPhone/Android phones.
Method 1. How to Chromecast from 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
Plug Chromecast into your TV's HDMI port. Then 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. Then download and install it 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. Then 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. Then choose Security Tab > Copy Full video path > Paste in the Chrome browser.
Step 4. Begin to Chromecast iTunes Movies
Click the 'Cast this' tab in the Chromecast streaming menu on the right side of the Chrome address bar. Then you can start the iTunes Chromecast to TV. At last, you can watch and control iTunes movies in any way you like.
Video Tutorial - How to Chromecast iTunes Movie to TV
If the user guide on how to watch iTunes movies on Chromecast is hard for you, you can follow the video guide here. It offers an easier way to learn how to watch videos on TV Chromecast from iTunes.
Method 2. How to Get iTunes Cast to Chromecast to TV on iPhone/Android Phone
Also, you can cast iTunes movie to Chromecast from iPhone/Android mobile phones to HD TV. Just transfer the converted iTunes videos to Android or iOS mobile devices first. And then you can get iTunes movies Chromecast and play on your TV.
Method 3. Cast iTunes Movies to Chromecast via Media Players
To stream iTunes to Chromecast, you can also use some media players like VLC to help you.
- Play the converted iTunes movies on VLC or other media players you want.
- Hit on the 'Google Cast' icon on the Chrome browser.
- Touch the 'down' icon next to your Chromecast. Then select the 'Cast Entire Desktop'.
- After that, iTunes movies will be streamed to your Chromecast.
Part 4. How to Chromecast iTunes Movie from iPhone via Movies Anywhere
Here is an extra tip on how to cast from iTunes to Chromecast on iPhone by the Movies Anywhere app. By using this app, you can access all your iTunes content. Then you can play iTunes movie on Chromecast on your iPhone. Now let's move on and see how it works.
Step 1. Download and install the Movies Anywhere app from the App Store on your iPhone.
Step 2. Launch the app and create a Movies Anywhere account. Then you need to agree with the terms and conditions of Movies Anywhere.
Step 3. Touch on 'More' at the bottom bar. And then choose 'Manage retailers' from the menu.
Step 4. Go to iTunes and hit 'Connect' to connect to your iTunes movies.
Step 5. Link your iTunes account to Movies Anywhere by accepting the terms and conditions.
Step 6. Log in to your iTunes account by entering your Apple ID and password. Then wait for your iTunes movies synced to Movies Anywhere.
Step 7. Hit on the 'Cast' icon from the top right corner.
Step 8. Then your iPhone will search for and detect the Chromecast devices. Then choose your Chromecast device.
Step 9. Play any iTunes movie and it will be streamed to your Chromecast.
Step 10. To stop the casting, touch the 'Cast' icon. Then hit the 'Stop Casting' or 'Disconnect' option.
Note: Now Movies Anywhere app is only available in the USA. Not every movie studio allows their content to be used on Movies Anywhere. The studios with official support are Disney, Universal, Fox, Warner Bros and Sony Picture.
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 a USB cable. The contents on the device can be "cast" onto your TV.
Chromecast is quite similar to Roku Streaming Stick and Apple TV. It is a great streaming box that lets you enjoy lots of video channels from YouTube, and more on the TV sets.
Also, you can throw content from your Chrome browser to the big screen. You can do that via your phone or computer when linking Chromecast to your TV.
The standard version 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.
To get the best performance from your 4K TV, you can use Chromecast Ultra. It comes with 4K streaming ability yet faster, smoother and more reliably.
What Is iTunes?
iTunes allows users to manage and enjoy their music, movies, and more they already had. And users can buy content they want on iTunes. Besides, iTunes Store owns a large number of HD movies and TV shows. But all the iTunes movies are protected to avoid users to playing them on non-Apple devices.
You can't get iTunes Chromecast to work before. But here, you had learned how to cast iTunes to Chromecast for playing on your TV without any limitation. By using the DRmare M4V Converter, you can convert and cast from iTunes to Chromecast. And you can play iTunes movies offline on any device you want.
If you have any way to cast iTunes movie to Chromecast, then please write it down in the comment part.