Nov 29, 2017

Two Popular Ways to Convert M4A Audio to MP3


Compared with MP3, M4A is a less commonly used audio format but with better audio quality. It’s more known as a special audio container used by Apple to encode its iTunes music files and audiobooks, including the DRM-free and DRM-protected ones. Since M4A is not popularly supported by most common players or devices, it’s necessary to convert the M4A audio files to MP3 or other more widely used formats. Here we are just going to introduce the top 2 ways to convert the M4A (both DRM-ed and non-DRM audios) to MP3.

Part 1. Convert M4A to MP3 with iTunes for Free


If you prefer to a free solution to convert your M4A audios into MP3, then iTunes could be the best option to accomplish such a task. Now you can simply follow these steps to make your purchased iTunes M4A tracks available as MP3.



Note: This method only works with the M4A audio files without DRM protection. If the M4A files you are trying to convert are locked with Apple’s FairPlay DRM, you should turn to the second method as below.
Step 1. Open iTunes and navigate to Edit menu item and Preferences. Then click General tab and Import Settings.

Step 2. In the popup window, click Import Using, then select MP3 Encoder. You can then adjust the bit rate of the audio file based on your requirements. Then click OK button to apply the settings.

Step 3. Once you apply the Import settings, select the M4A audio file you wish to convert to MP3 in your iTunes library, then click on the File menus, then Convert, and then Create MP3 Version. iTunes will create and automatically place an MP3 version of the song directly beneath it.

Part 2. Convert DRM M4A Audio to MP3 with a More Professional Tool


This is a best solution for converting the DRM-ed iTunes M4A audios to MP3. To check whether your M4A files are protected or not, you can simply play those files on non-iTunes media players or devices. If they can’t play as expected, then they are probably locked by DRM. Apple’s DRM is well known as FairPlay. It’s a special encryption technology used to control the use of its iTunes media content. In result, all iTunes media including the M4A audio can only play well in iTunes compatible platforms. In order to unlock the DRM from those M4A files and convert them to MP3, you’ll need a more powerful M4A to MP3 converter, such as TunesKit DRM Audio Converter.



TunesKit DRM Audio Converter is a complete audio converting software specially designed for Mac and Windows users to convert DRM-ed as well as DRM-free M4A audios to unprotected MP3, M4A, FLAC, etc. Besides, you can also use this smart tool to convert Apple Music, Audible audiobooks, M4P, and other types of audios. It can keep the original ID3 tags and quality when converting M4A to MP3 for you.

Now you can follow the steps below to begin converting your M4A audio to MP3 with high quality at a super fast speed.

Step 1. Install and open the free trial version of TunesKit Audio Converter on your computer.

Step 2. Click “+” icon to load the M4A audio files to the converter. The first icon is for common audio file formats and the second one is for DRM-ed audios, such as the M4A from iTunes. You can also directly drag and drop the M4A files to TunesKit.

Step 3. Click Format option and select the output format as MP3 in the popup window. There you can also set the audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, etc.

Step 4. Start to convert M4A to MP3 by clicking Convert button. Wait until the conversion completes. Then you can locate and transfer the DRM-free MP3 files to any device for playing.

Nov 23, 2017

Simple Tricks to Get Apple Music Play via Web Player without iTunes


Unlike any other music tracks, songs you downloaded from Apple Music are impossible to play through web browsers on computer. They are stuck with iTunes app for playing on Mac or PC. And there’s no web player version of iTunes available for playing Apple Music via browser. So it’s not convenient at all for people who don’t like using iTunes as media player. In order to help you easily play Apple Music on web player without iTunes, we are providing you a simple solution to solve this issue here in this article.

Why can’t We Listen to Apple Music via Web Player


Firstly, let’s get into the reasons why Apple Music can’t play on web player without iTunes. The main reason is that Apple Music tracks are in M4P format and protected with Apple FairPlay DRM which restricts you from listening Apple Music on common media players, including online players and desktop players such as Windows Media Player, VLC, etc. Due to DRM, you can only play Apple Music songs on Apple’s iOS devices and Android phones that have built-in Apple Music app.
Tools to Make Apple Music Playable on Web without iTunes


As we already figured out the cause why we can’t play Apple Music on web player, then it’s easy to suggest a solution. What if we get rid of the DRM protection from Apple Music M4P songs? Bingo! That’s what we are talking about here. You cannot find an Apple Music web player, but there are so many tools that can remove DRM from Apple Music. In other words, once the DRM is cracked from Apple Music streams, you can easily play the songs on any player as you like. Now you meet TunesKit Apple Music Converter for Mac/Windows, an all-in-one smart Apple Music DRM removal solution that can completely remove DRM lock from any offline Apple Music M4P songs and convert the DRM-ed music tracks to DRM-free MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. that are compatible with most web players and other media players. With the help of this little app, you can then play Apple Music on your computer without iTunes at all. Besides, this magic Apple Music converter can not only preserve the original audio quality for you, but also keep the ID3 tags of the music tracks in the DRM-free files.

Steps to Convert Apple Music to Web Player with TunesKit


Step 1. Launch TunesKit Apple Music Converter on your computer. You’ll find iTunes opens automatically. Simply click the top “add” icon to load the offline Apple Music songs from the iTunes library. Select the ones you want to convert and click OK to add the files to TunesKit.

Step 2. Click the Format panel on the bottom left corner and you’ll be prompted with a window where you can select the output audio format including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A and M4B. You can also adjust the audio quality such as codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc. as you like.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to strip DRM from Apple Music and convert them to DRM-free MP3 or other formats.

Congratulations! When the conversion finishes, you are able to play the converted Apple Music songs on web player freely.

Nov 19, 2017

Get Spotify Converter at $9.95 and More Discounts from TunesKit 2017 Thanksgiving Sales


As Thanksgiving is pending near, TunesKit Software officially rolled out its 2017 Thanksgiving special deals with up to 75% off biggest discounts on all of its featured DRM removal products, in return for customers’ persistent support and trust in the past year.

TunesKit 2017 Thanksgiving promo is time-limited and will not come to an end until the last minute of December 7th. That’s to say, throughout the whole shopping season from this year’s Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday to Black Friday, all customers can get their desired DRM removal products, such as iTunes M4V Converter, Spotify Downloder, Apple Music Converter, DRM Audio Converter, iBook Copy, etc. from TunesKit Thanksgiving sales with huge discounts ranging from 20% to 75% off. Thanks to this special promo, TunesKit users can easily bypass DRM from all kinds of protected media, such as iTunes M4V movies, audiobooks, M4P songs, Apple Music, Spotify tracks, Audible audiobooks, iBooks ePub, etc. at the cheapest budget.

Specifically speaking, the highest discount of this special offer is applied to TunesKit no.1 downloads, Spotify Music Converter. It’s now sold at $9.95 only for Thanksgiving, saving you $30 in total! As a smart Spotify downloader and extractor, it can help you easily download any Spotify songs and playlists in MP3, WAV, etc. formats for offline listening even if you are using Spotify Free plan. To get this great tool with the super discount, all you need to do is share TunesKit Thanksgiving promotion campaign to your Facebook page. Once done, you can get the $30 coupon code and buy the product at the lowest price ever provided by TunesKit or any other similar brands in the market.

Other products, including TunesKit DRM Media Converter, Audio Converter, Apple Music Converter, Audible Converter, and iBook Copy sold this Thanksgiving are all offered with a 20% off discount, pricing at $20 to $30 only. In addition, to fullfil the conversion requirements of some customers who may need to convert different kinds of DRM-ed media content, TunesKit 2017 Thanksgiving specials also offer some best valued DRM media converter bundles at up to 50% off, including the 4-in-one ultimate bundle, DRM M4V and Audio Converter bundle, etc. No matter what DRM media items you want to unlock, TunesKit special deals will definitely cover all your needs.

“These special discounts are exclusive for this Thanksgiving only. All the prices are the lowest ever made by TunesKit since the very beginning. We hope this promo could deliver our sincere gratitude to all new and existing customers of TunesKit. Without whose trust and support, we can’t grow as strong as today.” said Andres, TunesKit global marketing director.

All discounted DRM removal tools included in this Thanksgiving offer are all come with Windows and Mac versions, with the exception of iBook Copy for Mac, which is only available for Mac OS. All software is provided with free trial versions which allow you test the full functionalities before buying. For more details about the special discounts and offers, please visit the TunesKit official Thanksgiving promotion page of 2017: http://www.tuneskit.com/special/2017-thanksgiving-sales/.

About TunesKit Software


TunesKit Software is a professional multimedia software developer specialized in providing the best DRM removal solutions and services, including iTunes DRM M4V Video Converter, DRM Audio Converter, Apple Music Converter, Spotify Music Converter, iBook Copy, etc. to customers throughout the world. As a reliable DRM removal solution manufacturer and provider, TunesKit also offers free life-long software upgrade and prompt online support for users. All DRM products sold on TunesKit are home edition designed and encouraged for personal use only. Till now, TunesKit has served millions of happy registers all over the wold.
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Nov 16, 2017

Spotify Premium for Family: What You Need to Know


Spotify Premium for Family plan is a great deal for a whole family as it supports up to 6 accounts in one plan. All you need to do is pay a $14.99 monthly fee and you could enjoy all Premium features and services, including the offline listening, ads-free music accessing, etc. To help you know better about the Spotify Premium Family plan, we are here listing all things about Spotify Family subscription, such as how to join it, how to manage the accounts, etc.

In fact, Spotify introduced its family plans back in 2014. It originally started at $14.99 for two users a month, $19.99 for three, $24.99 for four, and $29.99 for five users. In order to catch up with the competition with Apple Music and Google Play Music, Spotify changed the pricing to $14.99 for six users within a Family account last year.

Except the price, the Spotify Family plan hasn’t changed in terms of what it offers. With Spotify Family account, you and other five family members can get access to over 30 million songs for just one price payable on a single bill. It also allows each family member to operate separate accounts so that everyone gets their own playlists, saved music, personal recommendations, and the full Spotify Premium experience, like listen offline songs, download ads-free tracks, play any song anytime on any device, etc.

To start subscribing Spotify Family account, you should firstly go to sign up page spotify.com/family. Then click Get Started button and log in your Spotify account if you have already registered it as free users. Or you need to create a new user account there. Once logged in, you’ll be navigated to the order page where you are required to choose the payment method and input your card info for subscription. At last, click Start My Premium for Family button to complete the subscribing.


How to Add or Remove Account from Spotify Premium for Family Plan


Managing users on your Spotify Family account is easy. No matter you want to add or remove the user, you can follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to Spotify account page: spotify.com/account.

Step 2. Click Premium for Family in the menu on the left.

Step 3. Click SEND INVITE.

Step 4. Enter the email address of the family member you want to invite and click SEND INVITE. Then a confirmation mail will be sent to you when they accept your invite.

Tips: To remove a member from your Spotify Family account, from Step 3, select the specific member you want to remove. Click REMOVE to proceed.

More Spotify Premium for Family Plan FAQs & Tips


1. How can I cancel the Spotify Family plan?


If you’re the owner of Premium for Family, you can cancel the subscription any time. Then all members of your Family account will revert back to the Free service at the end of your current billing cycle. Or alternatively, you can simply downgrade to standard Premium plan on your subscription page. In result, all members in your Family plan will revert to Free except for you.

2. How to remove restriction and share songs to any device within Family plan?


As you may noticed, even after you subscribed the Premium for Family account, you are still limited to listen to your Spotify songs. It seems impossible to share the songs to any device, such as iPod, Walkman, and others. In fact, this is caused by Spotify’s DRM policy. If you want to break the restriction and enjoy your Spotify songs on any player as you want, then you’ll have to remove the DRM from Spotify at first place. To help you solve this trouble once and for all, you are suggested to test TunesKit Spotify Converter, a smart Spotify music tool used to download and extract any Spotify songs to popular formats, such as MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, etc. so that you can put them on any device for offline listening. Get the trial version for free as below to see how to convert Spotify songs to MP3 easily.

Nov 15, 2017

How to Easily Get Apple Music Play on Apple TV


It’s common if you have the request to play Apple Music on your Apple TV model as an Apple addict. But it’s no easy job if your are not using the latest Apple TV 4th that supports built-in Music app. For other older Apple TV models, you may need to use some third-party apps to help you get Apple Music on Apple TV. No matter what Apple TV model you are using now, here in this post, we’ll show you the popular and quick solutions to play Apple Music on any Apple TV with ease.

Method 1. How to Play Apple Music on Apple TV 4


This method is exclusive to Apple TV 4 users. The Music app here on Apple TV will not only let you listen to all your own music through iCloud Music Library in the My Music section, but also enable you access all the tracks made available through Apple Music service, including radio stations. To access all your own music on the system and play Apple Music on Apple TV 4, you need to enable iCloud Music Library with the following steps.

Step 1. Open your Apple TV 4 and go to Settings > Accounts. Then log into the account with the same Apple ID you used for subscribing Apple Music.

Step 2. Go to Settings > Apps > Music and turn on iCloud Music Library.

Step 3. Since you have enabled access to all your Apple Music catalog through Apple TV 4, you can now start playing them directly on your TV.

Method 2. How to Get Apple Music on Apple TV 1/2/3


If you are using older Apple TV models like the 1-3 generations, then you won’t find any app available on Apple TV to access the Apple Music. But this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to play Apple Music on your Apple TV at all. In contrary, there’s still a way out to easily stream Apple Music to Apple TV. All you’ll need is a third-party Apple Music tool like TunesKit Audio Converter. As a smart audio solution, it’s able to completely remove DRM lock from all Apple Music songs and convert them to common MP3 and other formats that can be easily synced to Apple TV with Home Sharing. In addition to an Apple Music converter, it’s also capable of converting iTunes, Audible audiobooks and other popular audio formats.


Now the following instruction will show you the complete tutorial to play Apple Music songs on Apple TV 1/2/3, including removing DRM from Apple Music and the steps to sync DRM-free Apple Music to Apple TV with Home Sharing.

Step 1. Install and launch TunesKit DRM Audio Converter on your Mac or PC. Click the second “+” button to import the downloaded Apple Music from your iTunes library to the conversion interface. Then click “Format” panel to choose the output audio format as well as set other preferences, like codec, audio channel, bit rate, sample rate, etc. After that, simply start removing DRM and converting the Apple Music M4P tracks to non-DRM common formats by pressing “Convert” button at the bottom right.

Step 2. Now, you can click the “history” icon next to the “add” button to locate those DRM-free Apple Music songs on your local computer. Then you can directly enable Home Sharing on your computer and begin to play all the music on your Apple TV.

To set up Home Sharing on your Mac or PC, simply open iTunes and sign in with your Apple ID. Next, go to File > Home Sharing and click Turn on Home Sharing. Once enabled, you can freely stream your Apple Music to any Apple TV model without any limit.

Nov 13, 2017

How to Stream Spotify Songs to Apple Watch


Obsessing the world’s largest music library, Spotify is one of the favorite music streaming services with more than 60 million paying subscribers so far. Although it spends its efforts in exploring working out fields these years, there’s still no official Spotify app available on smart watches yet. For many Apple Watch users, they’ve been expecting built-in Spotify app on Apple Watch for year. However, Spotify made no statement yet on when it will release the Spotify support to the watchOS. Therefore, currently most Apple Watch users need to use iPhone to sync their Spotify tracks to Apple Watch when doing exercises. But it’s too inconvenient. So is there any possibility to listen to Spotify music on Apple Watch without iPhone nearby? The answer is “yes”. Fortunately, you still get means to sync your Spotify playlists to Apple Watch even without iPhone.

What Tool You’ll Need to Play Spotify on Apple Watch


Firstly, you should thank Apple Music that allows you add local music directly to the device with maximum music storage of 2GB. Because that’s the key point which we can take advantage from. In other words, if we can figure out a way to load the Spotify offline songs to Apple Watch, we’ll be able to go out running and listen to Spotify playlists while leaving the phone at home. However, since Spotify music are protected by DRM copyright technology, only Premium users can download and save Spotify songs offline. Even so, they are not allowed to sync those downloaded tracks to smartwatch OS but only to smartphones.

In this case, a smart Spotify DRM removal tool is needed to convert Spotify songs to Apple Watch compatible formats, such as MP3. Then you meet TunesKit Spotify Music Converter. It’s an excellent Spotify music downloader and extractor, which can not only download any track from Spotify, but also remove DRM from Spotify music and convert them to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV, etc. with 100% original quality kept. With this solution, even if you are using the free Spotify account, you can easily download any Spotify music to listen on any Apple Watch series.

Complete Guide to Stream Spotify Music to Apple Watch


Step 1. Open TunesKit Spotify Converter and you’ll notice the Spotify app is loaded automatically. Then login your Spotify account with your user name and password. Browse the store to find the songs or playlists you want to download and convert to Apple Watch. Simply drag the tracks from Spotify to TunesKit conversion window. You can also copy and paste the URL of the songs to the search box in TunesKit. Then wait for the songs to load into TunesKit.

Step 2. Click the top menu > Preferences. There you will be allowed to set the output audio format, bit rate, sample rate, etc. according to your own needs. In order to make the songs playable by Apple Watch, you are suggested to choose the MP3 as output format. For a stable conversion, you are suggested to check the 1X conversion speed option.

Step 3. When finish customizing, simply click “Convert” button to start extracting and converting the Spotify music songs. Once converted, you can click the “converted” icon to load the DRM-free Spotify tracks.

Step 4. Now you can transfer the converted Spotify playlists to your iPhone. Then launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Tap on Music > Synced Playlist, choose the Spotify playlists to sync. Once the sync’s over, you can access them on your Apple Watch without carrying iPhone together.

Nov 6, 2017

How to Play Spotify Songs without Ads


Although Spotify offers customers with free accounts letting them enjoy any track online for free, this kind of service comes with some limits and restrictions as the cost. One of the most annoying thing is that there will be random ads occurring in the songs all of a sudden. This will definitely affect the listening experience for us. According to Spotify policy, we can only remove the ads by upgrading the free account to its Premium or Family subscription. However, that means we’ll have to pay $9.99 or $14.99 per month. That’s a large budget for us especially who are not listening the songs every day. Don’t be upset. If you are fed up with the Spotify ads and don’t want to subscribe Spotify Premium, then you can follow the solution mentioned below to learn how to completely delete ads from Spotify free accounts without upgrading to Premium.

Ultimate Solution to Remove Ads from Spotify Free


Now you meet a smart app named TunesKit Spotify Converter, a powerful tool designed for Spotify users to easily download any tracks and playlists from Spotify as well as convert the Spotify songs to common MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC and other audio formats for playing on any device offline. Besides, it can completely remove the ads from any Spotify songs. Once the ads are eliminated, you’ll be able to play your Spotify tracks on any player without ads any more.


How to Download Spotify Songs and Remove the Ads


Please download this smart tool on your computer before we getting started to remove the Spotify ads.


Step 1. Launch TunesKit Spotify Music converter and it will open Spotify application automatically. Find the target Spotify songs or albums or playlists from Spotify app and drag them to the conversion interface of TunesKit. Or simply copy and paste the Spotify links to the search box and click “+“ button to load the songs.

Step 2. Go to top right menu and click Preferences. You’ll then get the window where you can set the basic parameters including output format, output quality, bit rate, etc. You can choose any format, including MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, M4B and WAV according to your own needs.

Tips:
If you need to store the Spotify music tracks as Artist/Album automatically, please check the option of “Archive output tracks by”. Otherwise, all of your Spotify songs would be converted into one big folder by default.

Step 3. After the above settings, click “Convert” button and it will start converting Spotify music to DRM-free format. Once the conversion finishes, the Spotify ads will be removed completely from Spotify tracks so that you can share and play them on any device or player without limit.

Oct 25, 2017

TunesKit 2017 Halloween Sale – Up to 50% Off on DRM Removal Tools


TunesKit, one of the world’s best known DRM removal solution manufacturers, officially launched its 2017 Halloween big sales with up to 50% off discounts on most of its featured DRM video and music converting tools, including DRM M4V Converter, DRM Audio Converter, Spotify Music Converter, iBook Copy, etc., aiming to help people enjoy a more funny and unforgettable Halloween night by playing creepy movies and tunes freely and easily.

As one of the most important holidays of the whole year, Halloween is a special day known as trick and treating. But at TunesKit’s 2017 Halloween promo, there are only treats with no tricks. This special offer is time-limited, starting from October 25th to November, 5th. The special discounts applied to TunesKit DRM removal products range from 20% to 50% off, enabling movie fans and music lovers convert Halloween-themed DRM movies, music, and other media content according to specific needs at pretty low costs.

Specifically speaking, during the promotion period, customers can not only get 20% discount on all TunesKit popular DRM removers, like DRM Media Converter, DRM Audio Converter, Spotify Converter, Audible Converter for both Mac and Windows, but also save 50% off on some specially made DRM converter bundles, being combined with different products in one package to meet different converting purposes. With the help of those DRM removal solutions from TunesKit, users can easily remove DRM restriction from encrypted iTunes M4V movies, TV episodes, audiobooks, Apple Music and Spotify songs, iBooks eBooks as well as other protected media with ease.

For more details about TunesKit 2017 Halloween special deals, please visit the official page here: http://www.tuneskit.com/special/2017-halloween-sales/

About TunesKit Software


TunesKit Software is a professional multimedia software developer specialized in providing the best DRM removal solutions and services, including iTunes DRM M4V Video Converter, DRM Audio Converter, Apple Music Converter, Spotify Music Converter, iBook Copy, etc. to customers throughout the world. As a reliable DRM removal solution manufacturer and provider, TunesKit also offers free life-long software upgrade and prompt online support for users. All DRM products sold on TunesKit are home edition designed and encouraged for personal use only.
Website: http://www.tuneskit.com
Contact us: support@tuneskit.com
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Sep 30, 2017

Cheapest and Best 4K HDR Smart TVs You May Like


Those in the market for a new television face a tough choice. It’s not a gadget that you upgrade often, so you want something future-proof. With that in mind, what do you get?

While we still think smart TVs are mostly useless, it’s a bare minimum now. No matter which decent TV you get, it will come with a smart operating system to watch movies on Netflix or YouTube videos.

What you need to look for in a future-proof TV is 4K resolution and HDR (High Dynamic Range). In fact, it should ideally support both the popular standards of HDR: HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

With that in mind, what are some of the cheapest and the best budget 4K HDR smart TV you can buy today?

Cheapest With HDR10: TCL 55S405


The S405 is the cheapest HDR TV we would suggest right now. For less than 500 bucks, you’ll get a TV that meets all the requirements except support for Dolby Vision. Unfortunately, you will only get HDR10 in this, but that’s not a bad compromise.

TCL also uses Roku for its smart operating system. That means you don’t need to buy a Roku streaming device separately. It comes with a standard remote control though, not the nice Roku one.
Obviously, there’s a reason the 55S405 is so cheap. Multiple complaints bring up overly dark picture quality, even on HDR. And the speakers aren’t too powerful, so you might need to get a soundbar. FakeSpot adjusts the TCL’s rating down to 3.5/5 stars, which means it’s solid, but not amazing — which is what you’d expect for this price point.

Best and Cheap: TCL 55P607


Without breaking the bank, the TCL 55P607 gets you everything you could want from a future-proof TV, and more. It supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision, and has full-array LED backlighting for excellent picture quality.

The Roku operating system also comes with the Roku remote control. That means you get voice-activated search, as well as the coolest feature: headphones. You can plug in a pair of headphones into the remote to not disturb anyone else around you.

This is the best TV for most people, according to The Wirecutter. CNET calls it the best value TV of 2017. Every reviewer is nuts about this one, so who are we to argue?

The only negative we could find is the F-rating from FakeSpot due to a high number of low-quality reviews and possible use of paid reviewers.

For Gamers: Sony XBR55X900E


Among the current generation consoles, the new PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X support 4K HDR gaming. And the next generation of consoles definitely will support it too. If you won’t upgrade your TV before 2021, get something that supports HDR gaming well.

With an input lag of 34ms in HDR gaming, the Sony X900E is all you’ll need to enjoy your favorite games at their best. It pushes out two solid alternatives: the LG SJ8500 and the Samsung MU8000. The Sony television has better blacks and handles motion better than the LG. And it renders colors more accurately than the Samsung.

The one big problem with the Sony X900E is that it doesn’t support Dolby Vision. Now, that shouldn’t be a problem with gaming anyway. But if you also plan to watch HDR movies at their best possible quality, you’ll want this feature. We should also mention that it scores a C from FakeSpot.

So if you want Dolby Vision, the LG SJ8500 and the Samsung MU8000 are your choices. LG partnered with Harman Kardon to install powerful 20+20W speakers for rich sound. Samsung made a new clean slot for input wires, making your home entertainment setup clutter-free.

Cheapest OLED: LG OLED55B7A


For the best picture quality today, you need an OLED television. And that means spending quite a lot of money. At present, your cheapest option is the LG B7 model.

OLED screens don’t need backlighting. Each pixel individually lights up and switches off, giving you deeper black levels than anything on LCDs or LEDs.

Purists should know that there’s a sound problem here. Sure, this TV also has 20+20W speakers for loud audio. But it encodes to Dolby Digital, not Dolby Atmos. So if you’re watching anything through Dolby Vision, make sure you are using an Ultra HD Blu-Ray player that can handle it for the TV. However, its F rating from FakeSpot on five reviews might turn you off it.

Also, get the older LG B6 if you find it. It’s pretty much the same TV with no noticeable losses, and costs about $300 to $500 less depending on where you look.

You Can Go Cheaper Too…


Remember, these are still TVs that support 4K and HDR. You can still buy cheap smart TVs for a much lower price. But the question to ask, as always, is how long you plan to keep that TV.

And no matter which model you get, make sure you calibrate it for best home viewing. TVs don’t come attuned to your needs out of the box. A little bit of tuning will make them look far better than you ever thought possible.

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Sep 25, 2017

How to Play Spotify Music on Google Chromecast Audio


It’s extremely easy to stream and play your Spotify music on TV or speakers from phone or tablet if you have a Chromecast or Chromecast Audio device. If you are looking for the complete guide to cast Spotify to Chromecast, you should follow the content here which will provide you the top 2 most popular ways to play Spotify music on Chromecast or Chromecast Audio step by step.

Method 1. The Most Popular Way to Cast Spotify Songs to Chromecast Audio


To connect Spotify with Google Chromecast Audio, all you need is the Spotify Music app and a Chromecast Audio device hooked up to your TV or speakers.

You should be well noted that currently only Spotify premium users have the right to stream Spotify music to Chromecast. If you are using the free account of Spotify, then you should turn to the other method.


Step 1. Insert Chromecast or Chromecast Audio to TV HDMI port or a speaker input port. Make sure your Chromecast or Chromecast Audio is configured using the Chromecast/Chromecast Audio app on your phone or tablet

Step 2. Start the Spotify app on the same WiFi network as your Chromecast/Chromecast Audio.

Step 3. Within Spotify, select a track that you want to listen to. At the bottom of the screen, select “Devices Available”.

Step 4. Select your Chromecast or Chromecast Audio from the devices listed. Then you’ll be able to play the Spotify music track right from your TV or speaker via Chromecast.

Method 2. Alternative Tips for Free Subscribers to Stream Spotify to Chromecast


Firstly you should know the reason why free users can’t directly stream Spotify music to Chromecast Audio is that the free accounts don’t have the authority to download Spotify music for offline listening. And that’s all because of the DRM protection inserted by Spotify. So the key point to make free subscribers stream Spotify music to Chromecast Audio is to find out a solution to remove the Spotify DRM permanently. In this case, we meet TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, a smart all-in-one program for Spotify specialized in stripping DRM and converting Spotify tracks to common formats, such as MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, etc. Once the DRM is cracked, you can freely sync the unprotected Spotify songs to Chromecast or other devices even if you are using the free Spotify account or cancelling the premium account.

Part 1. How to Remove DRM from Spotify Music


Before syncing Spotify songs to Chromecast, please follow this part to get rid of DRM lock from Spotify music with TunesKit Spotify Music Converter.


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Step 1. Open TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, and then Spotify app will be launched automatically. Access to Spotify app and choose any song or playlist that you want to convert. Then drag the files into TunesKit conversion window. You can also add the songs or playlists by pasting the links to the converter interface.

Step 2. When the Spotify music is added successfully into TunesKit, click the top-right menu > Preferences and choose the output format as you like. Currently it supports multiple output formats, including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B. You can also adjust output audio quality, conversion speed and directory, etc. according to your own requirements.

Step 3. After the settings are well adjusted, simply click “Convert” button at the bottom right to start converting the DRM-ed Spotify music to common formats. Once the conversion finished, you’ll find the well-converted Spotify songs that can cast to Chromecast for listening everywhere.

Part 2. Stream Converted Spotify Music to Chromecast vis Plex


Plex is a media server runs on Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS, with which you can create your own music library and sync to mobile devices. After import the Spotify music from computer, a Cast button will let you stream the music songs to Chromecast. No need for iOS or Android controller apps.