Apple Win or Lose? – 4 Methods to Watch iTunes Movies on TV

Diana Joan

Mar 24, 2015 09:28 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Apple win or lose in DRM?

iTunes is the most convenient and thorough library of movies that have been cataloged. Easy to access and even easier to watch and with absolutely high quality of image reception, this is the choice that a lot of people make when they have to sleep in on a weekend. Although they can access these movies in any of their Apple devices, they face a major problem when they need to watch these movies on a larger screen or on their televisions – DRM!

Watch iTunes movie on TV

Today we will discuss some methods that people fight for iTunes DRM to bypass it for watching iTunes movies on TV freely. And see if Apple win or people win.

Method 1: Watch iTunes movies on TV by burning iTunes to a DVD

In this method, there are two main parts: use a DRM removal tool and remove DRM from iTunes videos then convert it; use a DVD burning software to burn iTunes videos to DVD. Then you can watch the DVD in your TV with a DVD player.

For the detailed guide, please refer to this article.

Method 2: Watch iTunes movies on TV via computer

Step 1. If you already have the iTunes on your computer then another way you can salvage those rented movies from going waste is to play the videos on iTunes via the computer. By connecting the computer to the TV you can make sure that you can watch the same through iTunes that is connected in the computer.

Step 2. If you can acquire an HDMI cable then most of your problems are over. By directly connecting what is visible on your computer onto the TV you will have perfect transmission that also does not affect the image quality and definition.

Step 3. You can use the TV remote control to go to the setting. The settings will specify the switch for the TV’s input to the correct port. You can even connect and set the graphics adapter and continue to choose and use the TV screen as the monitor where you will be primarily watching the movies. By using this simple step you can play any iTunes on your preferred screen of watching. Do keep that popcorn by your side.

Step 4. You can also join your computer with your TV via other kinds of audio and video cables. To connect audio cables you will need to get a Miniplug-to-RCA stereo cable and by connecting this to your headphone jack on your computer and the audio port on your TV. For a video input you will need two methods. If you have an S-video connection on the PC then you can use an S-video cable to connect to the RCA ports that are available on your TV. A VGA or DVI connection can help with directly connecting your TV and your computer, making the display work like a monitor.

Method 3: Watch iTunes movies on Apple TV

Since you have trick to play iTunes movie in non-apple TV, of course you can stream iTunes movie to Apple TV much easier, even with the DRM.

Step 1. Another way to watch iTunes movies and videos on TV at your leisure is to get connected to Apple TV. Meant for this specific purpose only, Apple TV can connect the movies from your iTunes library to the TV, on which you want to watch your movies.

Step 2. By choosing to sync the movies that you like from your iTunes library to the Apple TV box, you will have all the selected movies at your disposal to connect to a larger screen which is the basic discrepancy that one faces on iPods and iPads, even though they have superior video output. If you own an Apple TV then your problems will be decreased to a much smaller issue of merely connecting of cables.

Step 3. If by any chance you do not own an Apple TV then you have other ways of contending with this problem. But before bypassing these steps you can choose which can be the most cost effective way for you.

Step 4. You will also require an internet connection to stream in the movies from Apple TV. For better picture quality you will also require a wide-screen enhanced definition TV or high definition TV. The Mac or PC iTunes will suffice to stream all the required movies that you need to stream in.

However, if you have want to keep the iTunes rented and purchased movies forever for playback anytime anywhere, you also need remove the DRM protection as the first method.

Method 4: Watch Video from Your iPad, iPhone on TV

There are two ways under this that can help you watch videos on a TV. The first option is using AirPlay and the other is connecting iPad to TV directly.

AirPlay: AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what ‘s on your iOS devices and Mac to your HDTV and speakers. Or mirror exactly what ‘s on your display to the big screen. Guests can even easily share their content with peer-to-peer AirPlay. Vacation photos, blockbusters, presentations, the latest games — AirPlay and Apple TV put it all on your TV.

Here is a detailed guide of using AirPlay to wirelessly stream content from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to Apple TV in Apple Support.

AV Adapter cables: You can buy an adapter cable and join them to the TV do get brilliant picture quality. These cables are often supplied by Apple itself but you might not want to go in for expensive cables and by them off locally in the market. This will also save you a pretty penny when considering the overall cost for watching movies on a TV.

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