Dec 7, 2014

How to Use XBMC to Play iTunes Movies/Episodes on TV


XBMC, officially renamed to Kodi on 1 August 2014, is a free and open-source media player software which allows users to play and view most videos, music, and podcasts from online services such as YouTube, Spotify, Grooveshark,  Pandora Radio and all common digital media files from local and network storage media. Currently XBMC is compatible with Android, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, iOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Although XBMC supports most common audio and video formats, we can’t deny the fact that it won’t play any DRM-protected videos purchased from iTunes Store since the iTunes movies are protected-M4V files and restricted to be played on Apple’s devices only. See video formats supported by XBMC as below.

XBMC Support Video Formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak.

Top Solution to View iTunes Movies via XBMC

Here in the following article we’ll introduce a simple way for you who like to buy movies and TV shows from iTunes to stream iTunes videos via XBMC for watching. In order to play the iTunes movies and TV shows with XBMC Media Player, you must get rid of the DRM protection from the iTunes videos and convert the M4V files to XBMC supported video formats, such as the most commonly used MPEG-4.

At this point, you’ll need TunesKit iTunes DRM Video Converter, the no.1 choice to remove DRM from iTunes videos and convert DRM M4V to MP4 for playback on XBMC. What makes it more popular than other similar DRM removal applications is that it can remove iTunes DRM in 20x faster speed while keeping the 100% original quality.

Convert iTunes M4V Videos to XBMC Supported MP4

1. Load iTunes movies and TV shows. Click "Add Files" icon, and TunesKit DRM Video Converter will detect your iTunes library automatically and present the movies from the list to allow you to choose from.

2. Start to convert iTunes M4V to XBMC. Once selected the output path, audio tracks and subtitles, you can click “Convert” button to begin removing DRM and converting iTunes M4V videos to MP4 for XBMC.


3. Import iTunes movies to XBMC for playback. After the conversion completes, you may find the iTunes movies in MP4 format and add them to XBMC as freely as you like.