We all know that iTunes is a jukebox. This will let you add, organize, and play various media files. Media files include movies, music, etc. Meanwhile, Chromecast is a streaming device that will let you stream various contents from your mobile phones to your TV. Can we Chromecast iTunes? Yes, we can, but there are few hurdles. Chromecast doesn’t support iTunes video or audio formats. But, there is a workaround way to cast the iTunes music and movies to Chromecast.
As said earlier, Chromecast won’t support iTunes video formats. Chromecast supports MP4 and WebM formats. At the same time, iTunes videos are in M4V format. Moreover, the contents are protected with Apple’s DRM protection. This means you cannot stream iTunes content on other devices. In order to Chromecast iTunes, we need to use a third-party media managing app, or you can remove the DRM protection.
Chromecast iTunes: Movies Anywhere
Movies Anywhere app allows you to integrate your videos from iTunes, Amazon Prime, Xfinity, Microsoft, Vudu, and more. The advantage is the app is available for both Android and iOS. Likewise, Movies Anywhere also has an in-built Chromecast support.
1. Link the Accounts
Step 1: Download the Movies Anywhere application on your Android or iOS device.
Step 2: Open the Movies Anywhere app and create your own account. Tap Get Started. And choose your sign up option.
Step 3: Tap I Agree when terms and conditions pop out.
Step 4: Next, link your iTunes account. Tap More on the bottom-right corner of the Movies Anywhere home screen. Then choose Manage Retailers.
Step 5: Now, choose the iTunes tab. And tap the Connect option. On iPhone, you will receive a pop-up. Tap Connect Accounts and Agree. Now login with your Apple ID credentials.
Step 6: Now, we have to link the iTunes account to the Movies Anywhere app.
2. Chromecast iTunes from Movies Anywhere
Step 7: Connect your Android smartphone to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast device.
Step 8: Open the Movies Anywhere app and tap the Cast icon,
Step 9: Choose your Chromecast from the list of devices.
Step 10: Then, go to your iTunes profile and play the content. The iTunes library will appear on your TV.
Chromecast iTunes: DRM Removable Tool
Removing DRM protection implies converting the M4V video formats to the MP4 format. There is various software available for this particular purpose. Download the reliable one and convert the video format.
Step 1: Download any one of the applications on your Mac or Windows PC. Make sure to log in to the correct iTunes account on the device.
Step 2: Connect your Mac or Windows PC and the Chromecast device or Android TV to the same WiFi network.
Step 3: Convert the M4V format to MP4 using any of the following software.
Step 4: Open the Google Chrome browser. Then drag the converted audio or video to the address bar.
Step 5: Right-click and choose the Cast option.
Step 6: Choose the Chromecast device. On the sources drop-down, choose Cast Tab to cast the particular tab.
Step 7: You can see the media content on your Chromecast.
As of now, these are the two ways we found to Chromecast iTunes to a TV. Use the Movies Anywhere app or any DRM removal tool to cast the iTunes library to the Chromecast connected TVs. Among the two methods, Movies Anywhere is the easiest way to cast iTunes.
Related: How to Chromecast Apple Music to TV
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can you use Chromecast with iTunes?
By using the Movies Anywhere app, you can cast the iTunes to Chromecast.
2. Can you Chromecast from iPhone?
Yes, you can. Most of the streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube TV can be cast to Chromecast from the iPhone.