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How to Stream and Play DRM-ed iTunes Movie on Roku

iTunes movies can not play via Roku - how to get it to work?

"The digital movies I have in iTunes show up in my Movies Library on my TV using Roku and the PLEX channel and show all the movie particulars, but will not play. Is there a way to get this to function?"

Movies or TV Shows you purchased in iTunes can not be played in Roku, Plex, Chromecast or anywhere else outside of iTunes, AppleTV & iOS devices. Because they are DRM protected.

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iTunes Movie to Roku Converter - Play iTunes Movie on Roku like Apple TV

NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus is a professional DRM removal and iTunes M4V movie converter which can help you record and convert iTunes movies and TV shows losslessly to Roku supported MP4 format so that your Roku can work with movies or television shows purchased or rented from the iTunes Store like Apple TV does. Thant's right, iTunes rentals are included. Becuase NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus supports converting rented movies or TV shows as well!

Related Article: An Easy Way to Stream Apple Music on Roku

The following is a detailed tutorial about how to convert purchased or rented iTunes movies or TV shows to Roku supported MP4 format using NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus. Please download this useful tool on your Mac pc or Windows PC first before getting started.


Guide: How to Convert and Stream iTunes Movies or TV Shows on Roku?

Step 1: Add Downloaded Movie to NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus

Click "Add Movies" button on the top-left of the interface or the "Add Files" icon on the center of the UI to import the M4V video files you want to convert. The program will open the iTunes movies library by default. Select the files and then click OK.

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Step 2: Select Output Format

Click the button next to "Convert to", then you can choose the output format from the profile menu. NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus for Mac supports multiple formats well including MOV, MP4, iPod, iPhone formats as output.

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Step 3: Adjust Profile Settings

Click the icon on the right side of the video tab, you are allowed to adjust the parameters of the video and audio settings. You can change the video codec, video size, video bitrate and other parameters by yourself.

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Step 4: Set Output Path and Start Converting M4V

Click the menu bar "NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus > Preferences" to set output path. If you do not set the output path, the converted videos will save in the default folders. Then click "Convert" to start conversion.

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When the conversion done, you can click to open the output folder to get the converted files and play them right on Roku from a USB flash drive or a SD card.

Play Converted iTunes Video on Roku with Plex Media Serve or XBMC.

Plex Media Server and XBMC are the most famous home media sharing/managing solutions which helps you connect your clients with all of your local and online media. The combination of centralized library management, streaming of online content, and transcoding functionality provides flexibility and ease of use.