As a smart TV platform created by Google, Android TV offers an interactive television experience for users to play music, games and enjoy videos and download apps from Google Play. It has the primary selling points like Google cast feature, voice search etc. which allow you to cast videos from Chrome browser and find contents quickly and answer your queries. After its launch, Google has partnered with many third party media device manufacturers such as Sony, Sharp, Philips, NVIDIA, Xiaomi to integrate the Android TV platform in TVs or media players. Some of the well-known devices powered by Android TV are Nexus Player, Mi Box, Sony Bravia TV, NVIDIA Shield TV and much more.
If you happen to have one device with the Android TV system built in, you may find that there is not an iTunes application available there. This means it is not possible to authorize any iTunes movies or TV shows to play there straightforwardly even if you have purchased or rent the videos on computers or IOS devices. You can check this this tutorial to find other alternative ways.
Part 1. What Can You Do to Play iTunes Videos on Android TV
In order to stream iTunes videos to Android TV, you can rely on other tools such as the official Apple TV or an HDMI cable or the Movies Anywhere app etc. But they are not perfect. For instance, the Apple TV is so expensive, connecting different devices via HMDI may take up big space and not convenient, the Movies Anywhere app only supports some kinds of iTunes movies and don't support iTunes rentals. Is there another more intuitive and easy way? Definitely.
Since it is the DRM protection which prevents the unauthorized iTunes movies to play on Android TV, you just need to get a DRM removal tool to erase the DRM encryption to solve this problem. I have tried multiple DRM software and the one I recommended highly is DRmare iTunes to Android TV Converter. Not only for its ease accessibility but also for its great converting feature. It can transform iTunes M4V to common videos like MP4, AVI, WebM, 3GP, WMV, MOV etc. By doing this, you will really own the videos you bought or rent from iTunes to play anytime and save them forever.
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Part 2. Time-saving Way to Convert iTunes Videos to Android TV
With this professional DRM converter, you can strip DRM from your iTunes episodes and batch convert iTunes videos simultaneously. Compared to other software, it can help to save your time greatly. Please download the right version to try it out. Here I will take the Mac version to illustrate how does it work step by step.
Step 1Load iTunes movies or TV shows
Double click to open DRmare software after installing, you will see the clean screen of DRmare software. Then you can click the "Add Files" icon from the bottom left, it will pop up a media browser to help you select the files you want and you can add as many files as you want.
Step 2Customize output format for Android TV
DRmare software will select the output format as 'MP4(Lossless)' by default, which is an universal format. You can keep the original settings or customize the new output format you want such as the preset profile 'Android Generic'.
Step 3Convert iTunes videos
Before you begin the conversion process, you can also customize the parameters, such as video size, bit rate, frame rate, and so on by tapping the gear icon. When everything is OK, you can click 'Convert' button slightly, DRmare iTunes to Android TV converter will get rid of the DRM protection and transform your iTunes videos to new files you customized.
Part 3. Stream iTunes M4V to Android TV
Now it is time to enjoy iTunes movies on your Android TV. You can directly copy and paste to transfer the videos to your Android TV via a USB disk. Besides that, as Android TV supports the Google cast feature, you can cast iTunes videos from the Chrome browser from your computer too. How?
1. Power on your computer and the Android TV and make sure they are connected to the same WIFI or cable network.
2. Open Chrome browser and drag a video to it to start playing the converted iTunes video from the computer.
3. Find and click 'Cast' menu from the browser, it will prompt you to select the destination cast device, you can select the Android TV and click 'OK' menu, the videos will be streamed to the Android TV.