Dec 22, 2016

Get DRM Removal Tools down to $9.95 from TunesKit 2016 Xmas & New Year Sale


TunesKit Studio, the world-leading DRM removal solution developer and provider, officially launched its holiday sales for Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017 by bringing big discounts from 20% to 70% off on all of its DRM removal products, as well as some best valued bundles. This Xmas & New Year sale is time-limited and will not come to an end until the last minute of January 31th, 2017. During the promotion period, users are able to enjoy super discounts on TunesKit featured DRM removers, including iTunes DRM M4V Converter, iTunes Audiobook Converter, Audible Converter, iBook Copy, Apple Music M4P Converter, and DRM media converter bundles as well.

Among all of the promising DRM removal solutions developed by TunesKit, the one for iTunes movies is the best seller of all time. It’s officially called TunesKit DRM M4V Converter. As an all-in-one iTunes DRM cracker, it’s designed to losslessly remove DRM protection from iTunes movie purchases and rentals, TV episodes, and music videos by converting the protected M4V videos to DRM-free formats, including MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP3, AAC, etc. Now this powerful DRM M4V converter is sold at $35 only with 20% off from the original price of $45.

For audiobook users, the discount could be the highest. TunesKit offers up to 70% off discount for its newly launched Audible Converter in this promotion. Customers can get the full version of this smart audiobook converter with $9.95 only by saving $20 over the original price. By using TunesKit Audible Converter, users can easily and losslessly kill DRM encryption from Audible AA, AAX audiobooks and convert them to popular audio formats, like MP3, M4A, AAC, M4B, etc. with all metadata retained at up to 100X faster speed.

For people who are looking for iTunes audiobook converter, TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter could be the better choice. It’s designed to bypass DRM from both iTunes and Audible audiobooks. The main difference between the Audiobook Converter and Audible Converter is that Audible Converter bypasses the DRM from Audible audiobooks straightforward without requiring users to authorize the account in advance, while the Audiobook Converter has to work together with iTunes for account authorization.

Other tools such as TunesKit iBook Copy, Apple Music Converter are also great DRM removal solutions to get rid of the DRM from the locked iBooks ePub files as well as Apple Music M4P songs. Further more, TunesKit offers some special DRM media converter bundles for users who have need to remove DRM from different media sources. The discounts of those bundles range from 50% to 60% off.

All the special offers provided by TunesKit include both Windows and Mac versions, with the exception of iBook Copy, which is only available for Mac machines. For more details about the discounts of this holiday sale, please visit TunesKit promotion page: http://www.tuneskit.com/2016-xmas-sales.html.

Dec 21, 2016

Ultimate Solution to Remove DRM from iTunes Movies, Audibooks, Music...


How would you describe Apple's ecosystem, especially the iTunes ecosystem? Doesn't it like that Apple has lured users into a trap using design or marketing, shut the door behind them and thrown away the key? Generally speaking, this kind of ecosystem lock-in essentially doesn't allow the customer to take the content and move to another platform. To be specifically, this can be achieved by limiting a device's file format compatibility, or by limiting the ways in which a device can be loaded with content.

Apple's Ecosystem Lock-in: iTunes Music, Video, and Books


Before January 6, 2009, audio files sold in iTunes Store were protected using Apple's own FairPlay DRM solution. As of today, all music sold in the iTunes Store after April 7, 2009, is DRM free while Apple put the DRM back to the songs in its newly released music streaming service, Apple Music. Currently, all video content, including movies, TV shows, and music videos sold through iTunes is DRM protected and can only be played on devices compatible with the FairPlay DRM. With iBooks, Apple offers both copy protected books as well as books without DRM on its iOS devices. In the case of audiobooks, they are generally offered in file formats, such as M4A or M4B, with embedded DRM protection.

Those facts portray a gloomy situation we have to face, that is, several types of content available for purchase in iTunes are subject to ecosystem lock-in, where we as users are prohibited from dealing with the purchased items in ways we like. That's not the end of the story, however. There are of course methods to strip DRM from iTunes media content, such as the ones introduced in the following article.

1. Free offline Apple Music or old iTunes M4P songs from DRM


If you are subscribing Apple Music streaming service or have a large collection of iTunes music files purchased before 2009, you may have the need to move away from Apple ecosystem by transferring those DRM-restricted songs to non-Apple platforms. In such a case, you are here to meet TunesKit DRM M4P Converter, a perfect DRM removal solution developed to completely remove DRM from offline Apple Music M4P songs, as well as the old iTunes music purchases protected by DRM. It's designed to free the M4P audio from DRM by converting the copy-protected songs to common MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV, and M4B with original ID tags preserved. If you own any mac machine running OS X 10.8 or later, you should install the TunesKit M4P Converter for Mac.

For more details on how to crack DRM from Apple Music and iTunes M4P, you can follow this complete tutorial: How to Unlock DRM Copy Protection from Apple Music M4P Streams >>

2. Remove DRM from iTunes M4V movies, TV shows, music videos


As one of the largest online stores selling digital copies of movies and TV episodes worldwide, iTunes ecosystem, regardless of the DRM copy right, has made it convenient for customers to pick up any hot movie piece in minutes. In order to get the full control of the purchased or even rented movies from iTunes, you need to use a third-party iTunes DRM removal tool to decrypt the DRM. The magic M4V media converter we are talking about here is TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac (Windows). It's an all-in-one DRM cracker that was designed to easily strip DRM protection from iTunes movies (rented and purchased), TV series, as well as music videos while converting the DRM-ed M4V videos to non-DRM MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, MKV, MP3, AAC and other common media formats. It supports lossless conversion for the iTunes M4V movies to MP4 and M4V formats. That's to say, it will keep the original quality, including AC3 5.1 audio, subtitles, Closed Captions, AD, etc. so that you can enjoy the same lossless quality as the original movies even after the DRM is removed.

To see how to losslessly convert the DRM-ed iTunes movies to non-DRM M4V, please visit this source page: How to Losslessly Remove DRM from iTunes M4V >>

3. Break DRM lock from iBooks ePub files


Because of the DRM protection, the books sold from iBooks store, unlike the common ePub files, are only recognizable by Apple's devices. If you want to read the iBooks on other eBook readers, such as Amazon Kindle, or Nook, you'll have to firstly bypass the DRM protection from those ePub books with some useful iBooks DRM removal applications, such as TunesKit DRM iBook Copy for Mac, a powerful and smart DRM cracker for iBooks on Mac. It's able to remove DRM from eBooks with .epub and .ibooks extensions you purchased from iBooks or iTunes store. Once the DRM is unlocked from the books, you can freely convert the DRM-free iBooks to Mobi, AZW3, PDF or other popular eBook formats with Calibre eBook converter freeware.

You can find the complete guide on how to get DRM-free copies of iBooks ePub from this article: How to Remove DRM from iBooks >>

4. Convert DRM-ed iTunes M4B, M4A audiobooks


For iTunes users who have saved a large number of audiobooks with DRM, you can get rid of the DRM copy protection from the iTunes audiobooks with the help of TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter (Mac). It's capable of removing DRM and converting the iTunes M4B, M4A audio books to unprotected MP3, AAC, M4B, M4A, WAV, FLAC formats for playback on any popular audio device. It will keep the chapter info for the audiobooks if you select the output format as M4A. Aside from converting the iTunes audiobooks to MP3 and other formats, this professional audiobook solution also supports Audible AA and AAX audiobooks.

Wondering how it performs in cracking DRM from the iTunes audiobooks, here you go: How to Convert iTunes M4B Audiobooks to MP3 >>

Source page: http://www.tuneskit.com/drm-basics/howto-remove-drm-from-itunes.html

Nov 25, 2016

Join TunesKit 2016 Thanksgiving Sales to Get DRM Removers at 60% Off

On November 22nd, TunesKit Studio officially launched its 2016 Thanksgiving Promotion as an expression of gratitude to customers’ support for years. This big sale for Thanksgiving is time limited and will not come to an end until the last minute of December 5th. That’s to say, during the whole Thanksgiving season including Black Friday, customers can get huge discounts ranging from 20% to 60% off for all TunesKit featured DRM removal products, including iTunes DRM M4V Converter, iTunes Audiobook Converter, Audible Audiobook Converter, Apple Music Converter, iBook DRM Remover, etc. as well as some best valued DRM media converter bundles.

As one of the best DRM removal solution developers and providers in the world, TunesKit is well known for its easy-to-use yet powerful DRM removal products, among which, TunesKit DRM iTunes M4V Converter (Mac & Windows) is the best seller of all time. It’s an all-in-one DRM cracker to convert DRM-ed iTunes movies (rentals and purchases), TV shows, and music videos from the protected M4V format to unprotected MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MKV, etc. with lossless quality.

Another great DRM removal app included in the Thanksgiving special deals is TunesKit Audible Converter (Mac & Windows). It’s a brand new program designed and released by TunesKit not long ago with innovative technology. Unlike the traditional DRM audiobook converter software, this innovative Audible converter is able to completely remove DRM from Audible audiobooks by converting the AA., AAX books to common MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, etc without working together with iTunes. Besides, it supports lossless audio output quality and works at up to 100X faster speed.

When talking about innovation, TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac is the other outstanding member among TunesKit DRM removal products line. It’s the unique DRM cracker for Apple iBooks eBooks developed to bypass DRM restriction from ePub files purchased from iBooks Store while keeping the metadata info, including book author, publish date, cover, etc. so that iBook users can freely enjoy the books on non-Apple eReaders, like Kindle, Kobo, etc.

Others like TunesKit Audiobook Converter, Apple Music Converter are also amazing DRM removal solutions for users who purchase audiobooks and Apple Music songs from iTunes store and want to get rid of the DRM from the locked media items. All of those apps are sold at 20% off on Thanksgiving. Furthermore, there are some great DRM removal bundles available for the big sale from 50% off to 60% off. Users who have need to remove DRM from different media sources, those bundles could be the best choice to save more budgets once and for all.

Please also take note that those special offers provided by TunesKit include both Windows and Mac versions, with the exception of iBook Copy for Mac, which is only available for Mac machines. For more details about the discounts and offers, please visit the official Thanksgiving promotion page: http://www.tuneskit.com/2016-thanksgiving-sales.html

About TunesKit Software

TunesKit Studio is a professional multimedia software developer dedicated to providing the best DRM removal solutions and services for home users, including iTunes DRM M4V Video Converter, DRM Audiobook Converter, Apple Music Converter and iBook DRM Remover to customers throughout the world. As a reliable DRM removal solution provider, TunesKit also offers free life-long software upgrade and prompt online support for users.

Website: http://www.tuneskit.com

Contact us: support@tuneskit.com

Nov 24, 2016

TunesKit DRM Audible Converter Full Reivew - Best Audible DRM Cracker

If you are looking for a solution to free you from the DRM restriction of Audible audiobooks, then you should take a look at the newly released Audible DRM removal tool from TunesKit Studio called Audible Converter. As the name suggests, it's an exclusively developed application for Audible audiobooks only. Here in this review, we'll discuss the key features of this Audible DRM cracker and the performance on how it works when removing DRM from Audible audiobooks in details.

Introducing TunesKit DRM Audible Converter for Mac & Windows


Generally speaking, TunesKit Audible Converter is an innovative and smart DRM removal solution specially designed to bypass DRM protection from audiobooks we purchased and downloaded from Audible.com while converting the DRM-encrypted Audible audiobooks from AAX or AA format to non-DRM-protected MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA, FLAC, AAC, AC3, OGG, etc. with original metadata and chapters info preserved so that we can get full control of the Audible audiobooks by transferring the converted DRM-free books to any media player or device freely, such as iPod, Zune, Creative Zen, Sony Walkman, iRiver, etc.

System Requirements


TunesKit Audible Converter has both Windows and Mac versions. It's fully compatible with all Windows OS, including the Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 and the latest Windows 10. As for TunesKit Audible Converter for Mac, it works perfectly on the most recent macOS 10.12 Sierra, as well as the Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8.

User Interface


Like the other DRM removal products developed by TunesKit Studio, this new Audible Converter is well designed with intuitive user interface that everyone could handle it easily. There are no redundant buttons or texts but only a few tidy icons which make the command straightforward and easily to understand.

Price & License


TunesKit Audible Converter for Mac (Windows) is sold at $29.95. Users are provided with free trial version of the program to test it out before buying. The limit of the trial version is that it only converts the first 1/3 content of each book. To unlock the app and convert the whole audiobook, users should pay $29.95 to get the full version.

How It Works to Convert Audible Audiobooks


Conversion Model


We call TunesKit Audible Converter innovative and special because it uses different conversion approach to strip off DRM from Audible audiobooks. Unlike the other DRM audiobook converters in the market, even including TunesKit's existing Audiobook Converter, this new Audible converter app no longer requires iTunes to download and authenticate the audiobooks. Instead, it works straight from the Audible files downloaded to your computer. That's to say, removing DRM from Audible will be as simple as dragging the downloaded audiobooks to the converter without needing to install extra software, such as iTunes.

Conversion Process


The conversion can't be simpler. To remove DRM from an Audible audiobook, it only needs three clicks: add the book, set output format, and convert. To make it more specifically, let's take TunesKit Audible Converter for Windows as an example to see how it performs in converting the DRM-ed Audile book to DRM-free formats.

Firstly, it provides two options to add the audiobooks either by clicking "Add Files" button or by dragging the books to the conversion window. And of course, it supports batch conversion so that we are allowed to add as many audiobooks as we want to convert once.

Then the imported audiobooks will be listed on the main interface of TunesKit Audible Converter, displaying book title, author, time length, etc. We can edit the book title by moving the cursor to it and clicking the "edit" icon. The other bigger "edit" icon next to the book info can be used to split the large audiobook file into different small segments by time or by chapters.

Now we move to the next step, that's to set the output format for the audiobook. Currently TunesKit Audible Converter supports almost all popular audio formats, including MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, WAV, WMA, M4B, AIFF, APE, M4R, MKA, AU, etc. To choose the target format, simply click the Format field at the bottom left of the converter. You can also customize the parameters, like codec, audio channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc. of those formats according to your own needs. And if you want the audiobook after conversion keeps the same audio quality as the original book, you should select the output format as "lossless" and it will generate the DRM-free audiobook by retaining the same audio codec, bit rate, channel as the original one. By the way, it also works the fastest under "lossless" setting.

Once all output settings are adjusted properly, we can begin to convert the DRM Audible audiobooks. All we need to do is click the "Convert" button at the bottom right of TunesKit Audible Converter interface and the books would be converted one by one in a few minutes only.

Conversion Speed & Quality


As we mentioned before, since this smart Audible audiobook converter doesn't need to work together with iTunes or other apps, it will convert the hours-long DRM Audible audiobooks within a few seconds at up to 100X super faster speed. For example, a 7-hour long Audible AAX audiobook could be converted to DRM-free format in 5 seconds or so when the output format is set to be lossless. Moreover, the output quality will be as excellent as the original book. Take a look at the snapshots of the properties of original audiobook and converted one and you'll see there's no quality loss at all.

Conclusion


After a thorough testing of TunesKit DRM Audible Audiobook Converter, we can see the conversion is smoother and faster than any other common Audible converters. It removes DRM protection from Audible AA and AAX audiobooks with ease while producing lossless audio quality. If you are asking whether it's worthy to buy, the answer would definitely be positive. So what are you waiting for?

Pros:

* Extremely easy and simple user face
* Up to 100X super faster conversion speed
* Work straightforward and no need of extra app, like iTunes
* Losslessly remove DRM from Audible audiobooks
* Split audiobook into small segments
* Preserve all metadata info
* Support a great amount of all popular output audio formats



Cons:


* Doesn't support Mac OS X 10.7 or lower

Nov 15, 2016

TunesKit iTunes DRM M4V Converter Full Review

iTunes FairPlay DRM copy protection makes us impossible to play purchased iTunes movies or TV shows on non-Apple devices unless we get rid of the DRM lock from the protected videos by using third-party iTunes DRM removal tools. When talking about the top-leading iTunes DRM remover, you can’t miss TunesKit DRM M4V Converter, a standout powerful DRM removal software and iTunes video converter developed to bypass DRM restriction from iTunes M4V rentals and purchases while converting the DRM-protected M4V videos tolossless MP4, M4V, and other common DRM-free video formats. It could be one of the best and fastest iTunes DRM M4V video converter tools currently in the market.

Here we’ll give TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac a full review on how it performs to remove DRM from iTunes videos step by step and from different parts, including the user interface, conversion, output quality, etc.

Getting Started – Introduction to TunesKit DRM M4V Converter


System Requirements


This smart DRM iTunes M4V converter is available in both Mac and Windows versions. It’s fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 as well as the most up-to-date macOS 10.12 Sierra, while the Windows version of TunesKit DRM Media Converter works perfectly on all Windows OS including XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 and Win 10. Till the time when we writing this review, it completely supports the latest iTunes 12.5.3 as well.

User Interface

First of all, the user interface of TunesKit iTunes M4V Converter for Mac is well designed with simple and neat buttons. It’s easy to understand and operate even for beginners who are non-technical to computers. Overall, the clean appearance makes using this iTunes DRM cracker for Mac intuitive and easy to use than any other similar iTunes DRM removal tools.

Converting iTunes M4V Videos


Conversion Process


As an all-in-one FairPlay DRM killer, TunesKit iTunes M4V Converter is able to completely unlock DRM restriction from both iTunes M4V movie rentals and purchases. It’s supposed to strip DRM from iTunes videos by convert the M4V files to non-DRM media formats, such as lossless MP4, M4V, HD MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. It works at up to 30X super faster speed while preserving all subtitles and audio tracks in output media files. Now let’s take a look at how to use TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac to convert DRM-ed iTunes M4V to DRM-free formats.

The whole process to remove DRM from iTunes with TunesKit is combined with three simple steps only: adding files, adjusting output settings, and converting the iTunes videos. After launching TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac, it will launch iTunes automatically and hide iTunes in the task bar. It provides users two ways to add iTunes movies to convert. We can just click “Add Files” button in the top center, then a window will pop up from which we can see a list of all iTunes movie files. Here we can choose the movies or TV shows we want to convert and click OK to load them into TunesKit conversion window. The other method to add iTunes M4V videos to TunesKit is drag-and-drop.

Now all movies we need to convert are listed in TunesKit properly with movie title, time length, file size, etc. Before we start to strip the DRM off, we are allowed to customize the settings according to our own needs. By clicking the Audio and Subtitle option next to the movie info, we can choose the target audio tracks and subtitles as we wish. Then we move to the bottom left to select the output format. TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac supports a large number of popular video and audio formats, including MP4, M4V, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPG, FLV, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, AAC, and others. In addition, it provides various preset media devices, like Apple devices, Android phones and tablets, etc. Here we pick “lossless MP4” as output since it will keep output quality as the same with original movies by retaining the CC, Dolby 5.1 surround sound, AD track, multilingual subtitles, etc. The last step before start conversion is to choose the output folder by clicking Output option next to the format.

To start the conversion, simply click the “Convert” button at the bottom right of the program. Then it will begin removing DRM from the iTunes movies and converting the M4V files to lossless MP4 as expected. The progress bar will then display in the cover photo of the movie to show us the conversion status.


Conversion Speed & Quality


The conversion performance of TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac is excellent as it turns out that the speed is up to 30X possible while at the same time it produces DRM-free MP4 videos in lossless quality. It takes only around 5 minutes to convert a 1 hour and a half movie. What the iTunes video actually looks like after converted? Is it lossless as advertised? To make it clearer, we are putting the screenshots of both original iTunes movie and the converted video together to compare the output quality difference.

Original M4V movie in iTunes:

original-m4v.png

Converted iTunes video:

converted-mp4.png

It’s hard to tell the difference, right? Then how about the subtitle? Is it being kept in the DRM-free video? The following snapshot will answer it:

converted-cc.png

Conclusion


TunesKit iTunes M4V Converter is highly recommended if you are frustrated by the restrictions of FairPlay DRM or need a media toolbox to convert the iTunes videos to common media so as to enjoy the iTunes movies on non-Apple devices.

Pros:

* Easy-to-use interface
* Support iTunes movie purchases and rentals
* Good file formats support
* Provide lossless output video
* Keep CC, AC3 5.1 audio, AD tracks
* Very impressive conversion speed

Cons:
* Doesn’t support iTunes Extras
* Output profiles should be improved


> Download TunesKit for Mac << | >> Download TunesKit for Windows <<

Original resource: http://www.tuneskit.com/reviews/drm-m4v-converter-review-remove-drm-itunes.html

Nov 13, 2016

TunesKit Audible Converter Unveiled to Convert Audible Audiobooks in A New Way


TunesKit studio officially launched a new DRM cracker on its website called TunesKit Audible Converter. Unlike its existing Audiobook Converter, and the other common Audible audiobook converters that will require the users to install iTunes and authorize the Audible account before conversion, this new application seems to be more innovative and promising since it can easily remove DRM from any Audible audio book by converting the AA, AAX files to unprotected MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, etc. without account authorization while at the same time the conversion speed could get up to 100X, much faster than any other Audible audiobook converters in the market.

As a unique DRM removal solution exclusively developed for Audible users, TunesKit Audible Converter makes removing DRM from Audible audiobooks the easiest ever. Anyone can handle it well even for those who are not skillful to computer. Thanks to the advanced DRM decrypting processor adopted by TunesKit Audible Converter, this smart audiobook conversion tool is capable of stripping DRM from audiobooks downloaded from Audible.com as well as converting the DRM-locked formats from AA, AAX to common MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC, AAC, OGG, AIFF, APE, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4R, MKA, AU, etc. with original metadata, ID3 tags and chapters preserved.

In addition to those popular audio formats, TunesKit DRM Audible Converter also allows users choose lossless audio as output by retaining the parameters like audio codec, channel, bit rate, sample rate, etc. as the exactly the same as original audiobooks. What’s more, it supports audio splitting. That’s to say, users can split the large audiobook into small segments according to their own requirements either by time frame or chapters while converting the DRM-ed Audible books.

Another advantage of TunesKit Audible Audiobook Converter over other programs is the super speedy conversion at 100X. Since it doesn’t need to work together with iTunes or any other extra hardware or virtual CD driver, it will convert the hours-long DRM-ed Audible audiobooks within a few seconds only.

TunesKit Audible Converter is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. It’s fully compatible with the latest macOS Sierra 10.12 and OS X 10.8 or later, and Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP as well. It will get frequent updates to support every new upcoming release of computer system and Audible DRM technology afterwards.

Sep 26, 2016

How to Stream Apple Music to Google Chromecast Audio




Do you like to use Chomecast Audio to stream your music to your home speakers? If so, you may know that Chromecast Audio doesn’t support Apple Music channel yet. That’s to say, if you registered Apple Music service, you are not able to cast the Apple Music songs to other media devices via Chromecast Audio. That’s really annoying. But here in this article, we are going to show you a simple way to play your Apple Music on Google Chromecast in a few clicks only.

What You Need to Know about Apple Music & DRM


Apple Music, like other online streaming music services, is protected by DRM. Due to that limit, users who subscribed Apple Music service can only listen to the music songs on devices with related Apple ID. You are not allowed to copy and transfer the downloaded Apple Music tracks to other platforms or devices. And if you unsubscribe Apple Music, the offline music streams you saved on the devices will become inoperable automatically.

So if you want to listen to the Apple Music files on Chromecast or other devices, the first thing is to find a way to kill DRM from the Apple Music files and make the protected M4P music files recognizable by other devices.
Steps to Stream Apple Music to Chromecast Audio

Now let’s go ahead to see what we should do in order to cast Apple Music to speakers via Chromecast.


Part 1. Best Tool to Remove DRM from Apple Music M4P


The efficient DRM removal solution for Apple Music we are talking about here is TunesKit Apple Music Converter ( or Mac). It’s specially designed to bypass DRM lock from Apple Music offline M4P files and convert the M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, and other common audio formats. It works at 30X faster speed and could keep all the ID tags after conversion, including the cover, date, author, genre, etc.

Part 2. How to Convert Apple Music M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC…


Firstly, download and install the free version of TunesKit Apple Music Converter on your Mac or PC. It’s fully compatible with the latest macOS 10.12 as well as Windows 10.

Launch TunesKit Apple Music Converter. Click Add Files button to import the offline M4P music from Apple Music library to the converter. You can also drag the music files to the program.

Once the M4P songs are loaded successfully, you should click the “gear” icon to select output audio formats as you like. Currently it supports MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC.

Then you can start to convert the DRM M4P songs to MP3 or other formats by clicking “Convert” button.

Part 3. Play Apple Music on Google Chromecast


When the conversion finishes, you’ll get the DRM-free Apple Music songs. Then you can cast the music tracks from your PC or Mac to Chromecast Audio as desire.
For the original resource, please visit this page: http://www.tuneskit.com/apple-music-tips/stream-apple-music-to-chromecast.html

Sep 1, 2016

TunesKit DRM M4V Converter was Upgraded to Support macOS 10.12 Sierra


TunesKit studio recently launched its updated DRM M4V Converter for Mac to fully support the latest macOS Sierra 10.12 beta. Now Mac users who are running the macOS Sierra could easily remove DRM from their iTunes M4V movies and TV episodes with the newest v.3.0.4 of TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac.

TunesKit DRM M4V Converter is a powerful DRM removal solution for iTunes users developed to completely crack DRM lock from the protected iTunes M4V movies and TV shows while converting the M4V video files to common MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, etc. with lossless quality preserved. Due to the advanced DRM removal core, TunesKit DRM M4V Converter is supposed to work faster than any other similar iTunes converters.

Now with the newly upgraded TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac, users are able to convert the DRM-ed M4V videos to DRM-free videos on macOS 10.12 with the latest iTunes 12.5 smoothly. Besides, users who are running Mac OS X 10.11.6 or lower could also run TunesKit M4V Converter for DRM removal on iTunes movies.

About TunesKit

TunesKit is a professional multimedia software developer dedicated to providing the best DRM removal solutions and services, including iTunes DRM M4V Video Converter, DRM Audiobook Converter, Apple Music Converter, iBook DRM Copy for Mac and Windows platforms to customers for personal use throughout the world. Currently TunesKit already have millions of active users who are speaking highly of their DRM removal products.

Aug 30, 2016

How to Burn iTunes Apple Music onto CD


In this article, we’ll show you an easy way to burn DRM-protected Apple Music tracks to CD in a few steps only.

Apple Music & DRM: What You Should Know


Apple Music, like Apple’s another online digital store, iTunes, also applies DRM technology to protect the use of the music tracks there. When people subscribe Apple Music streaming service, they pay $9.99 or $14.99 per month to listen to the songs they love from a wide range of music resources. However, due to the DRM protection, Apple Music subscribers are only allowed to listen to the music tracks online or save the songs offline in the device linked to their Apple Music account. That’s to say, Apple Music subscribers don’t have the authority and freedom to share their downloaded Apple Music songs or tracks to other devices, or burn the music to CD, etc. And once the subscription ends or one cancels the subscription, the songs you downloaded from Apple Music on your device will become unplayable immediately. That’s really annoying.

Tools You’ll Need to Burn Apple Music Songs to CD


In order to burn Apple Music songs to CD, the most important thing is to find out a solution to get rid of the DRM layer from the Apple Music completely. Here what we are talking about is TunesKit Apple Music Converter. It’s also available in Mac version. This tool will help you easily crack the DRM from Apple Music and convert the Apple Music songs to common audio formats supported by any CD burner.



How to Burn Apple Music Offline Audio Tracks to Disk


Part 1. Convert DRM-ed Apple Music Songs to MP3

First of all, let’s use TunesKit Apple Music Converter to crack the DRM from Apple Music songs.

Make sure you already download the songs you want to burn to disc from Apple Music and save them offline on your computer.

Launch TunesKit Apple Music Converter and add the DRM-locked songs from Apple Music to the software.

Select the output format as MP3 or others, including M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4B.
Start to convert the DRM Apple Music offline streams to MP3 by clicking “Convert” button in TunesKit.

Part 2. Burn Converted Apple Music Tracks to Disc


Once the Apple Music files are converted successfully in TunesKit, you can follow the instructions here to burn the well-converted Apple Music songs to CD for free.

Launch iTunes, click File > New > Playlist to create a new playlist containing the Apple Music songs converted by TunesKit that you want to burn to CD.

Right click the newly created playlist and choose Burn Playlist to Disc. Adjust the burning settings as it requires and then click OK to let it burn the Apple Music songs to CD.

For more details on how to burn Apple Music to CD, you can refer to this original source: http://www.tuneskit.com/apple-music-tips/burn-apple-music-songs-to-cd.html

Aug 24, 2016

How to crack DRM lock from Apple Music M4P

Like the movies, audiobooks and other content sold from iTunes Store, the music tracks you subscribed and downloaded from Apple Music are protected by FairPlay DRM. Because of which, users can't take the full control of the Apple Music songs at all but are only restricted to play the music streams on devices with Apple Music account authorization.

Many Apple Music subscribers may wonder whether there's any possibility to break the DRM lock from the streaming music tracks so that they can freely transfer the offline Apple Music songs to any media player as they like. Fortunately, the answer is yes.

To help Apple Music users fully get the ownership of the M4P songs, TunesKit Apple Music Converter comes. It's a simple solution developed to easily remove DRM protection from downloaded Apple Music songs and playlists by converting the M4P files to common MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, M4B, etc. You can have a look at the following guide to see how it works to kill DRM from Apple Music with ease.

Firstly, you should download and install the free version of TunesKit Apple Music DRM Remover for Mac.(TunesKit Apple Music Converter for Windows


Second, add the Apple Music M4P files to the converter by either clicking the "Add Files" button or drag-and-drop.

Then when the M4P songs are added to TunesKit successfully, you should choose the output format as you want.
Now you can begin to strip DRM encryption from Apple Music and convert the DRM-ed M4P songs to MP3 or other by clicking "Convert" button.
What you should do is to wait for the conversion finishes. Once it's done, you can get the DRM-free Apple Music songs and enjoy them anywhere at anytime. You can now save the music on your devices forever without worrying about the DRM at all, even if you unsubscribe the Apple Music service someday.

For more details on the smart Apple Music converter and how to remove DRM from Apple Music, you can follow this source page: http://www.tuneskit.com/apple-music-tips/remove-drm-from-apple-music.html

Aug 15, 2016

TunesKit Newly Launched DRM Apple Music Converter for Windows and Mac


Based on customers' request to remove DRM encryption from Apple Music audio tracks, TunesKit studio recently introduced a new member to its DRM removal family, that is, TunesKit Apple Music Converter for Mac (Windows). Now with this perfect DRM removal solution for Apple Music, users who subscribed Apple Music service could take full control over their Apple Music songs by completely cracking DRM lock from the offline Apple Music M4P tracks so that they can enjoy those music streams on non-Apple media players and devices as they wish.

As a top-leading music-streaming service in the world, Apple Music has already exceeded 15 million subscribers so far and the number is fast growing every single day. New subscribers will get a 3-month free trial and pay $9.9 subscription fee per month when the free trial ends. During the subscription, users are allowed to download and stream any music track from Apple Music to their iOS and Apple-related devices. However, due to the DRM copyright protection, they are prohibited from streaming the downloaded Apple Music songs to non-Apple media players for playback. In this case, TunesKit DRM Apple Music Converter is launched to help Apple Music subscribers get away from DRM restriction by unlocking DRM protection from the offline M4P songs they download with Apple Music so that they can keep those audio tracks forever even if they unsubscribe Apple Music. Besides, this smart Apple Music DRM removal tool also works with the DRM-encrypted M4P songs downloaded from iTunes store a few years ago.

Thanks to the innovative DRM decryption core, TunesKit Apple Music Converter is able to convert the DRM-ed Apple Music files from M4P to DRM-free MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, M4B and FLAC while preserving the original ID tags and metadata, including track number, title, artist, album, genre and duration, etc. By striping DRM from Apple Music songs with this powerful DRM cracker, Apple Music users can freely transfer the unprotected Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to any device to enjoy, including iPod, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Lenovo, Zune, and other MP3 players.

Like other DRM removal programs within TunesKit product line, TunesKit DRM Apple Music Converter is well-designed with a clean interface and neat buttons. Every one could handle the DRM removal process easily with a few clicks only. And unlike some traditional audio encoders, TunesKit Apple Music Converter doesn't need any extra hardware or virtual CD driver. "Due to the advanced encoding accelerator, TunesKit Apple Music Converter boasts a super fast conversion speed at 30X, much faster than any other similar Apple Music crackers in the market," said Andres, the marketing director of TunesKit.

Jul 20, 2016

TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac Now Supports More Output Profiles


TunesKit Studio releases TunesKit DRM Converter for Mac 3.0.1, an important update to their popular DRM removal solution for OS X. Get full control over the media items you legally purchased from iTunes Store. With this new release, users can easily remove the DRM lock from iTunes videos while converting the protected M4V files to unprotected videos, including MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, MKV, FLV, as well as MP3, M4A, AAC and other audio formats.

As the industry-leading DRM removal solutions provider, TunesKit Studio recently released a major update of its featured iTunes DRM Media Converter for Mac to v.3.0.1 with more impressive features introduced, including more output media formats, preset profiles of popular devices, re-designed new user interface, etc. Now with the newest version of TunesKit M4V Converter for Mac, users can easily remove DRM lock from iTunes rented and purchased videos while converting the encrypted M4V files to DRM-free MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, FLV, MPG, and other common video and even audio formats with lossless quality.

Differs from the previous versions that can only convert DRM-ed iTunes movies to lossless DRM-free MP4, the latest release of TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac v.3.0.1 adds full support to more popular output media formats, such as MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, MKV, MPG, 3GP, FLV, SWF videos, as well as common audios, like MP3, AAC, M4A , etc. It still supports 1080P full HD iTunes movies conversion while keeping the original video quality, AC3 5.1 surround audio, closed captions for lossless MP4 and M4V output. Besides, it allows users to customize the output video and audio parameters, such as the bit rate, codec, size, channel, etc.

The updated TunesKit DRM Media Converter also adds multiple preset output profiles for popular mobile devices, including Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Samsung Galaxy, HTC One, PS4, Xbox 360, Google Nexus, Sony Xperia, and other Android phones or tablets. Thanks to those convenient ready-made profiles, TunesKit users could now transfer the iTunes M4V videos to any media playing devices for watching more easily.

The other big change of the new DRM Media Converter is the brand new user interface. In order to make it more clean and easy-to-use, TunesKit developers re-designed the interface with simpler layout, larger operation window and neat buttons. Any user can handle the software with ease, even for those who are not skillful to computers. It only takes a few clicks to get rid of DRM completely from a protected iTunes video file.

In addition to those major updates, TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac also fixed some minor bugs and optimized the product performance as well. Despite of the new benefits, some long existing great features, like the 30X faster conversion speed, and batch conversion are also retained in the new version. With all these stunning features, TunesKit iTunes DRM M4V Converter for Mac is expected to provide users a better DRM removal experience.

Till now, TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac is fully compatible with the latest Mac OS X EI Capitan 10.11.6, 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8 with the latest iTunes v.12.4 installed. And it will get frequent updates to support every new upcoming release of Mac OS and iTunes version.

According to Andres, the product manager of TunesKit, similar update for their Windows version of DRM Media Converter is under progress now and will be launched very soon.


More about TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac

TunesKit for Mac is one of the best iTunes DRM removal tools in the world specially designed to easily and completely remove FairPlay DRM encryption from purchased and rented iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos by converting the protected MPEG-4, well known as M4V, to unprotected media formats, such as MP4, M4V (non-DRM), MOV, AVI, FLV, SWF, MPG, 3GP, MP3, AAC, M4A, etc. with high quality. By adopting an advanced DRM decrypting technology, this smart iTunes DRM cracker is also able to keep the original AC3 5.1 surround audio, closed captions, and multilingual subtitles as you like. It could be the ultimate iTunes DRM removal solution that empowers you get away from FairPlay DRM lock and ever since get full control over the media items you legally purchased from iTunes store.

Jun 27, 2016

TunesKit DRM M4V Converter Got Update to Support Mac 10.11.6



In order to fully support the latest beta release of Mac OS X 10.11.6, TunesKit studio upgraded its featured DRM Media Converter for Mac to v.2.9.2. Mac users can now upgrade their TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac to the latest version to remove DRM protection from iTunes M4V movies and TV shows on Mac OS X 10.11.6 beta.

Although the official release of Mac EI Capitan 10.11.6 is yet to come, many TunesKit users who have already upgraded to the 10.11.6 beta reported some problems in using TunesKit DRM M4V Converter to remove DRM from iTunes movies on the specific Mac OS X version. The common issue is that the output iTunes video files by TunesKit have no image or green screen with only audio tracks while playing back. In order to fix the problem, TunesKit R&D team keeps working and finally get the solution after repeatedly testing. Now with the newest v.2.9.2 of TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac, users are able to easily and completely strip DRM off from iTunes movie rentals and purchases without problem as before.

Now all Mac users can get the most up-to-date version of TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac from the official website or using the built-in auto-upgrading feature within the program.

Official link: http://www.tuneskit.com/tuneskit-for-mac.html

More About TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac


TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac is an all-in-one iTunes DRM removal solution for Mac users that is developed to crack DRM lock from iTunes videos, including the protected music videos, movie rentals and purchases, and TV episodes. While bypassing the DRM restriction from the M4V files, this smart DRM remover is also able to convert the protected M4V videos to common MP4 format with 100% original quality preserved. That’s to say, it can keep the original AAC stereo audio, AC3 5.1 Dolby sound, subtitles, closed captions, etc. in the output DRM-free video files. It works at 20x faster speed due to the advanced and innovative DRM decryption method. Once the DRM is successfully cracked from the iTunes media, customers won’t be restricted by the limit any more so that they can enjoy any iTunes movie on non-Apple devices as they like.

How to Remove DRM from iTunes M4V on Mac 10.11.6 with TunesKit


It only takes a few steps to completely bypass DRM control from iTunes movies or episodes by using TunesKit DRM Media Converter.
Install TunesKit v.2.9.2 on Mac OS X 10.11.6 or lower.
Launch TunesKit and add the iTunes M4V videos by clicking “Add Files” button.
Click “Convert” button to start to remove DRM from iTunes files.

Jun 2, 2016

Best Way to Convert ePub eBooks to PDF



Although ePub has been a common eBook format compatible with multiple eReader devices, you’ll still meet the moment when you find the ePub ebooks are not supported by a specific eBook reader. At this time, you have to find a way to convert the ePub files to a more widely used eBook format, like PDF in order to read the ePub books on the eReader. If you are just facing such a problem and need to convert the ePub to PDF format, you can read the following article to see how to easily convert the ePub e-books to PDF.

Part 1. How to Convert DRM-free ePub Books to PDF


Generally speaking, there are two types of ePub eBooks in the market. One is the DRM-ed ePub files, the other is the non-DRM ePub. If your ePub books are not protected with DRM, then you can try this method to convert the ePub to PDF. For those who have ePub books protected with DRM downloaded from Apple’s iBooks store, you should follow the Part 2 to convert the ePub to PDF.

Here you meet Calibre, the free and open source eBook converter and management software. It’s able to handle with different eBook formats with a few clicks only. This freeware is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. To view how to convert the DRM-free ePub files to PDF with Calibre, you can follow this tutorial: How to Convert DRM-free iBooks ePub with Calibre >>


Part 2. How to Convert DRM-ed iBooks ePub to PDF


The eBook files you purchased from Apple iBooks store are commonly in ePub or iBooks format. In order to convert the DRM-locked ePub books from iBooks to PDF, you should remove the DRM lock from the ePub files completely in advance.

TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac is such a great and smart iBooks DRM removal tool developed to bypass DRM protection from restricted ePub and iBooks eBooks sold on iBooks store. It’s able to keep the original meta data info for the iBooks files while stripping off the DRM limit. Besides, due to the advanced DRM decryption core, it’s capable of working at 30x super fast speed.

Let’s get rid of DRM from iBooks ePub before converting ePub to PDF!


  1. Install TunesKit iBook DRM Remover on your Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 or 10.8 with the iBooks app is installed.
  2. Click the Add Files button to load the DRM-protected ePub books to TunesKit. Or you can import the eBooks via drag-and-drop.
  3. Start to remove DRM from the iBooks ePub files by clicking Convert button.

Now you can convert the DRM-free ePub files to PDF as expected…


When the DRM is successfully removed from the iBooks ePub files, you can use Calibre or other free eBook converter to begin converting the common ePub eBooks to PDF as you like. You can now follow the Part 1 tutorial to convert the ePub to PDF step by step.


May 29, 2016

Microsoft Reportedly to Unveil Xbox TV Devices At E3


A new rumor swirling on the Web claims that Microsoft could unwrap the hotly anticipated Xbox TV at this year’s E3.

E3 is fast approaching and everyone is practically waiting for this year’s selection of the latest gadgets and electronics. Contributors to E3 range from big-time companies to startups, and people can’t help but speculate what they all have in store for this year’s tech enthusiasts. Take Microsoft for instance, which has been known to unveil excellent creations in E3.

A new report from The Verge now says that Petri’s Brad Sams revealed during an online podcast on May 25 that Microsoft is geared to announce “at least two streaming devices at E3,” including the Xbox TV.

To be fair, this rumor has been going around for quite a while now, but this time, The Verge’s report seems to be more certain of the device's debut.

The report shares that the Xbox TV will make it possible to stream videos to your television. It is believed that this device has the capacity to stream not only videos but music and Xbox games as well — this new device for the living room should be able to do them all.

Ideally, this isn’t limited to just one television in the house but ALL of them. Imagine being able to stream your games in practically any part of the house, allowing you and your friends to move around depending on what’s comfortable for you.

The idea isn’t that far-fetched, considering how Microsoft already did the same thing with its Windows 10 PC. The company’s Research and Development team could have simply expanded the streaming technology to include televisions. Of course, some limitations are expected here. A possibility exists that the Xbox TV couldn’t stream to all types of TV — perhaps only to the new models with certain specifications.

Another Rumored Release


A game streaming stick, which is said to be a Chromecast-style device, is also said to be ready for release in E3, again from Microsoft. Rumors have it that this one will sell for roughly $100. However, there are also those saying only one of these two devices would actually be unveiled in E3.


What’s The Price For Xbox TV?


If the new rumor holds true, the Xbox TV will be available for roughly $150 or at least somewhere around that ballpark figure.

Of course, Microsoft is not the only company to unveil something new in the market. There are also reports of something big from Sony.

Microsoft’s E3 press conference is slated to take place on June 13.

In April, Tech Times also reported that Microsoft could unveil a new Xbox One controller plus other hardware at E3.

For now, it is advisable to file this story under the rumor category.

Source: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/161049/20160527/microsoft-could-unveil-the-xbox-tv-at-e3-2016-report.htm


More Tips - Watch Your iTunes Media on Xbox TV

If in any chance you purchase an Xbox TV later when it's officially released, you may meet the problem that you can't watch any iTunes movie or TV file on your Xbox TV due to the DRM protection on the videos. In this case, TunesKit DRM M4V Converter will help you bypass the DRM lock from the iTunes movies and TV episodes while converting the protected M4V videos to unprotected MP4 without quality loss. To see how to easily stream the DRM-ed iTunes M4V videos to watch on Xbox TV, you can refer to this tutorial for more details: How to Stream iTunes Movies to Xbox >>


May 5, 2016

Media Streamer Reviews: Top 10 Best Chromecast Alternatives

The Google Chromecast is no doubt a digital wonder to behold given the way it took the media streaming services by storm with its launch. Google Chromecast is a simple HDMI-enabled media streaming device that lets you stream content from your smartphones and tablets directly to your TV, without any need of physical cables. This nifty little tool from Google is a 3-inch device that plugs directly into your TV and pairs with your mobile device over a WiFi connection and lets you stream content directly from your Smartphones and tablets to your TV. This cheap and reliable device also lets you stream content from a number of third-party services like Netflix, Hulu and more using Chromecast apps.

Why would you need a Chromecast alternative?


Although Google Chromecast was pretty good at what at did, the initial beta release saw only a few people getting early access to this tool and a few models of it were sold for an exorbitant prices at eBay and Amazon. While this device is exceptionally good, it hasn’t been released officially in Europe and many other parts of the world including UK. The inability to watch Amazon TV, lack of a native interface and no physical remote for users without a Smartphone are some of the areas that puts off many users from using the Chromecast.
10 Best Google Chromecast alternatives

While Google’s Chromecast is a great media streaming device, there are a plethora of devices and apps available at hand that can match or even outperform the Chromecast. Below are 10 of the best Google Chromecast alternatives for you to play around with.

Amazon Fire TV





Amazon has pretty much stepped out of the shadows when it comes to media streaming devices with their new Amazon Fire TV. This device positions Amazon among one of the most efficient media streaming devices with tons of features out-of-the-box. With the bonus of gaming added to it, the Amazon Fire TV can not only stream media to your TV, it also lets you play games on your TV. It is the easiest way to view Netflix, HBO Go, YouTube and over hundreds of games directly on your TV.

Why consider this over Chromecast?


Amazon Fire TV offers features that easily outperform Google’s Chromcast, Apple TV or any other media streaming device in this case. For a feature-rich media streaming device that lets you play games out of the box, Amazon Fire TV is the complete media streaming device. Although the price is a little on the higher end, it completely justifies the price tag.

Notable features: Hundreds of TV episodes, movies, over 500 games, Voice search and many popular online streaming services.

Pricing: $99

Apple TV




For all of you are power users of the iTunes and own Apple devices, Apple TV makes sense in a lot of ways for streaming content to your devices. Apple TV lets you stream your content from iTunes directly to your TV. Even locally stored content streaming is something in Apple TV that you wouldn’t find in Google Chromecast. Apple TV also lets you rent from a huge catalogue of movies and shows directly from Apple iTunes.

Why consider this over Chromecast?


Apple TV definitely makes more sense for users based on Apple devices and have a lot of their content on iTunes. Apple TV’s Airplay lets you play games directly from your iPad or iPhone on your TV.

Notable features
: Wide range of streaming services, games, streaming locally stored files, Easy to set-up with an HDMI socket.

Pricing: Starting at $69

Samsung Allshare Cast




Samsung Allshare Cast is a media streaming device that would not only let you stream movies and media files from your Smartphone or Tablet, you can also stream presentations directly in a workplace set up. Samsung Allshare cast needs a supported Samsung device, be it in the form of a Galaxy smartphone or tablet.With a standard HDMI cable or a WiFi connection you can choose to stream your media via cables or wireless to your HDTV.

Why consider this over Chromecast?

If you happen to own a Samsung device, Samsung Allshare cast makes sense to own as it is perfectly compatible with their devices. This device also allows you to stream presentations to a TV and makes a perfect fit in workplace environments.

Notable Features: Enjoy HD movies and music on big screen, Perfect fit for workplace environments, Easy to set-up and connect.

Pricing: $79.99

WD TV live




WD TV Live is another great media streaming device alternative developed by Western Digital in their bid to compete in the media streaming industry. This device makes possible for you to stream movies and TV shows via Netflix. Locally stored media files can also be streamed using this device. A dedicated native application that turns your Smartphone into a TV remote is the icing on the cake as far as this device is considered.

Why consider this over Chromecast?

Streaming movies via Netflix is made easy with this device, and you no longer need to jailbreak or root your Chromecast to make it work with personal media files. With the ability to stream locally stored media files out-of-the-box, WD TV Live makes a great case for media streaming devices.

Notable features: Streams locally stored media files, Convert your smartphone into a TV remote, Play recorded or live stream TV shows directly to your TV wirelessly, wide range of supported file formats.

Pricing: $69

PiCAST




PiCast is an open-source alternative to Google Chromecast and all these media streaming devices. What you would be needing to et this working is the $35 Raspberry Pi and a little time configuring it. If you are a technology enthusiast and love going open source, PiCast is a a great free alternative to get your own media streaming device up and running in a few minutes. This device relies on an Ethernet connection, which is far more reliable than a WiFi connection when it comes to streaming media. The project is available on GitHub and is constantly evolving to include more and more features as days go by.

Why consider this over Chromecast?

PiCast is a great open-source alternative to Google Chromecast. If you are excited about the Raspberry Pi scenario, PiCast can get you develop your own version of Google Chromecast. The PiCast is highly functional and supports Android iOS and any other device for that instance, unlike the Chromecast.

Notable features: Stream YouTube movies, Supports Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices, Connects on Ethernet and MicroUSB connection.

Pricing
: Open-source, requires Raspberry Pi

Teewe




If you are based in India and are not accessible to a lot of the good stuff in the media streaming industry, TeeWe is your best bet. This media streaming device lets you stream content from YouTube or from your PC or Smartphone directly to your TV. The HDMI dongle fits directly into your TV and connects wirelessly over WiFi to your smartphone or tablet running the TeeWe native application. Available for both Android and iOS, the TeeWee app lets you play locally stored files as well as stream content from YouTube and other online sources. With its desktop apps for Mac OS X and Windows, you can now also stream content from your PC to your TV.

Why consider this over Chromecast?

With support for streaming locally stored files and the availability of a native Smartphone and desktop apps make TeeWe a great choice for people based in India. The cost of this device isn’t too hard on your wallet and you won’t be needed to go through the invite-only crass.

Notable features: Native Smartphone and desktop applications, Plugs directly into HDMI Port or connects wirelessly over WiFi, Full HD (1080p) video streaming.

Pricing: Rs. 1999

Matchstick




Matchstick streaming device was built as an open-platform device and is based on Firefox OS. The device originally started out as a project on Kickstarter and was priced at $12 for the early supporter. Now that the funding period has closed, the retail version of Matchstick would be made available for $25. Matchstick is an HDMI dongle, plugging directly into your TV and the Fling app lets you ‘Fling’ content from your phone to your TV. Once the content is streamed, you can use your mobile phone without interrupting what’s being displayed on your TV.

Why consider this over Chromecast?

Matchstick enters into an industry already crowded by the likes of Google, Amazon and Apple. Its competitive pricing and the open-platform device makes it a good option when compared to Chromecast and other media streaming devices. The device also lets you use your smartphone or tablet once ‘Flinging’ your content to your TV.

Notable features: Open-platform, based on Firefox OS, Plug-and-play HDMI dongle, ‘Fling’ content to your TV.

Pricing: $18 on Kickstarter, $25 on Retail

Roku Streaming Stick




If you are demanding more from your media streaming device and if cost is no barrier, Roku Streaming stick is the best fit for your needs. Although priced a little higher than Google Chromecast and considerably lower than Amazon and Apple devices, Roku Streaming stick has to offer you everything you would need in such a device. The Roku Streaming Stick comes with a dedicated remote and application interface. With over 1200 Roku channels to choose from, this device offers a lot of flexibility for you to stream from.

Why consider this over Chromecast?


Unlike Chromecast, this device comes with a free Android and iOS application to choose from. The device also comes with a WiFi Remote control which wouldn’t be available with Chromecast. With over 1200 channels to stream from, you’ll always have more content right at your fingertips with Roku Streaming stick.

Notable features: WiFi remote control, over 1200 channels to choose from, Native Android and iOS applications, HDMI dongle. 

Pricing: $49.99

AllCast




AllCast, developed by CloclWorkMod is a free Android and iOS application that lets you stream your photos and videos to your TV using a third-party DLNA receiver. This free app supports Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku Streaming stick, Amazon Fire TV and more devices.

Why consider this over Chromecast?

This app is not a replacement for Chromecast, instead an add-on for it. With this free app, and using Chromecast or any pther DLNA receiver, you can stream your local content to your TV.

Notable features: Stream locally stored media files to your TV using a third-party DLNA receiver.

Pricing: Free Android and iOS application

CheapCast




Cheapcast is a free Android application that lets you stream your locally stored files and YouTube videos to your TV. This app replicates the Chromecast to the best possible extent. After you connect your CheapCast installed tablet or phone to your TV using an HDMI cable, you can stream your YouTube videos to your TV. Although the app is not available officially on the Google Play store, legal versions of this app are available at various Android forums online.

Why consider this over Chromecast?

By almost emulating the Google Chromecast, CheapCast is a free alternative to it. By using a simple free application and an easy installation process, you can easily set-up a connection in under a few minutes.

Notable features: Stream YouTube videos from your smartphone or tablet, With an HDMI adapter and a compatible device, you can stream content to your TV for free.

Pricing: Free Android Application

What are your opinions on these media streaming devices that serves well as Chromecast alternatives? If you have any other device or application that you believe should be mentioned in the list, let us know in comments below.

Source from: http://www.beebom.com/best-chromecast-alternatives/

More Tips You May Like:


Apr 8, 2016

10 Best Audiobook Apps for iOS & Android


Audiobooks are another way for us to take literature anywhere we want to go, allowing us to listen to the latest bestseller while on a long drive, devour a non-fiction piece while doing the dishes, or even listen to the latest self-help hit or celebrity biography while doing your daily workout. Audiobook apps can run the gamut from slick, integrated market and player systems packed with the latest bestsellers and personalized recommendation engines to more humble affairs that still bring you the classics of world literature in audiobook form.

Audible (Android & iOS) ($14.95 per month subscription)


Audible is a veteran powerhouse in the audiobooks field, with more than 150,000titles in its library and its increasing integration with Amazon's Kindle system is reaping added benefits for its users. Audible's audiobook player offers solid playback features, with chapter navigation, bookmarks, a sleep mode, variable playback speed and multitasking support for background playback and downloading. Audible now integrates with Kindle, and Kindle users can pay a small fee to upgrade a Kindle ebook with an Audible audiobook, and Amazon's Whispersync allows users to switch between audiobook and text near-seamlessly.

Audio Books by Audiobooks.com (Android & iOS) ($14.95 per month subscription)


Simply Audiobooks' cloud-based Audiobooks.com platform also offers a solid audiobook app for Android and iOS listeners, allowing subscribers to choose from a library of more than 45,000 audiobooks from every genre that they can stream or download for offline listening. The Audio Books app includes variable playback speed, automatic bookmarking, and a sleep timer, among other features. Additionally, this app includes cross-device syncing, allowing listeners to easily transition from their smartphone, tablet or computer without losing their place in the audiobook.

Nook Audiobooks (Android) (Free)


Barnes & Noble is working on establishing its own niche in the audiobook market with its Nook Audiobooks Android app, with a store library of more than 50,000 titles across a variety of genres. Rather than use a subscription model like Audible or Audiobooks.com, Nook features an online store where users can purchase books, and then download and listen to them through the app.

Downpour ((Android & iOS)


Downpour is an independent audiobook store with a fantastic library of DRM-free audiobooks for sale, as well as select audiobooks that you can rent for 30 or 60 days through the Downpour mobile app. The Downpour app allows users to access their entire library and download audiobooks on Wi-Fi or cellular networks for offline playback. Playback controls are fairly standard with chapter and 30 second skips, bookmarking, a sleep timer and support for background downloading and playback.

Scribd (Android & iOS) ($8.99 per month subscription)


Scribd has taken a different tack with its audiobook offerings, presenting them to users as part of its on-demand, Netflix style service. For $8.99 monthly, Scribd subscribers now have access to a library of more than 30,000 titles in addition to the more than half a million ebooks that they can already access with their Scribd account.

Overdrive (Android & iOS) (Free)


Another option to consider if your local library supports it is OverDrive, which allows users to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from their library's collection, with all the flexibility and convenience of a digital app. Overdrive users can borrow titles from the library's collection 24/7, and users can create holds, wishlists and effortlessly return ebooks and audiobooks. Cross-device syncing of titles and bookmarks allow you the flexibility to listen to an audiobook on the device of your choice.

Librivox (Android & iOS) (Free)


If you're not necessarily looking for the latest bestsellers, Librivox offers access to more than 15,000 free audiobooks of public domain works ranging from classic bestsellers to out of print titles that users can browse by title, author or genre. Users can save and listen to any number of books that they want, and can set unlimited bookmarks as well as a sleep timer. As the work is done by volunteers, narration quality can vary, but it's a great way to get classic works of literature in audiobook format without breaking the bank.

Audiobooks (iOS) (Free)


The Audiobooks app might have an unimaginative title, but it allows users to listen to a library of more than 5,000 free, public domain audiobooks in a clean, easy to use app. The app includes background and AirPlay support, a sleep timer, a dark mode and support for podcast playback. Users looking for more can also purchase premium audiobooks ranging from modern bestsellers to professionally narrated classics.

Smart Audiobook Player (Android) (Free trial, $1.99)


If you're looking to listen to DRM-free audiobooks already in your collection, Smart Audiobook Player is a popular choice for Android devices that comes with a good selection of features, such as variable playback speed, bookmarking, an audio equalizer, some basic collection management features, a sleep timer and control widgets for the notification tray and your home screen. The app provides users with a generous 30 day free trial before asking for a $1.99 unlock.

Bookmobile Audiobook & Podcast Player (iOS) (Free trial, $3.99)


Bookmobile is a well-regarded iOS Audiobook player for those looking to play DRM-free audiobooks. Bookmobile supports DRM-locked content from iTunes and Audible, as well as DRM-free content ripped from CDs or downloaded, including M4B and MP3 audiobooks. The app features a thoughtful control scheme designed to keep you from easily losing your place and includes drive and sleep modes, as well as supporting background playback. Extra features include a custom bookmarking feature that can automatically remember where you last stopped, playback speed controls, and AirPlay support. The free trial lasts for 60 days and allows you to import three audiobooks.

Source: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/704-best-audiobook-apps.html

Best App to Make Audible/iTunes Audiobooks Playable on Android


If you purchased audiobooks from iTunes store or Amazon Audible, you'll find it's impossible to listen to those audiobook files on non-approved audiobook players, even some most popular Android devices. That's simply because the audiobooks on iTunes and Audible are protected with FairPlay DRM that prevents you from playing the audiobooks on any player as you wish. So in this case, it's necessary to find out an app that could easily bypass the DRM from the audiobooks so that you can enjoy the books on as many audiobook players as possible.

Here you meet TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter (Mac|Windows) that is specially designed to help audiobook users completely remove DRM lock from iTunes and Audible audiobooks while converting the protected audio books from the DRM-ed format, like M4A, M4B, AA, AAX to DRM-free audiobooks in MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, FLAC format. It's able to work at 30X faster speed due to an advanced DRM decrypting core.

Now you can follow this tutorial to see how to use TunesKit to crack DRM from iTunes/Audible audiobooks so that you can play them on Android: How to Convert Protected iTunes/Audible Audiobooks to Android Devices >>

Mar 30, 2016

Complete Guide to Remove DRM from Audible/iTunes Audiobooks


Like the movies and TV shows on iTunes store that are protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM, audiobooks you purchased from iTunes as well as Amazon Audible store are also restricted with DRM protection and prevent you from listening to the audiobooks on non-approved audiobook players. If you want to play the DRM-ed iTunes and Audible audiobooks on any popular media device or CDs without limit, you'll have to remove the DRM protection from the audiobooks at the first place. Now here in the following article, we'll show you the complete guide on how to easily remove DRM lock from iTunes or Audible audiobooks by using a smart yet powerful DRM audiobook converter.

The professional audiobook DRM removal tool we are talking about in this article is called TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter. It's available for both Mac and Windows platforms. As one of the best DRM audiobook converter software in the world, TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter was specially developed to bypass DRM restriction from iTunes and Audible audiobooks while converting the DRM-protected audiobook formats, including the DRM M4B, M4A, AA, AAX files to DRM-free MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV and FLAC. It's able to proceed the DRM removal at 30x faster speed while preserving the original chapter info in the converted M4A and AAC formats. Once the DRM is removed successfully from the audiobooks, you are able to transfer the DRM-free iTunes and Audible audiobooks to any audiobook player, such as iPod touch, Zune, Creative Zen, iRiver, etc. for listening.

Here is the complete tutorial of removing DRM from iTunes/Audible audiobooks by using TunesKit.

Steps to Bypass DRM Lock from iTunes/Audible AA/AAX/M4A/M4B Audiobooks


Firtly, please install the proper version of TunesKit Audiobook Converter on your computer according to the system requirements.

1. Launch TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter, click "Add Files" button to load the iTunes or Audible audiobooks to the converter. Or you can directly drag the audiobook files to TunesKit for conversion.

2. Select the output format as you wish. It provides multiple output formats, including MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, FLAC. If you want to keep the original chapter for the audiobooks, please select AAC or M4A as output.

3. Now you can start to remove the DRM protection from iTunes or Audible audiobooks by clicking "Convert" button.

Mar 22, 2016

Free Giveaway of TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter for Windows


As the Easter 2016 is pending near, TunesKit studio, the world-leading DRM removal solution provider, would like to celebrate it by providing the free giveaway of its featured DRM removal tool,TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter for Windows to customers worldwide with other 8 well-known software brands.

This smart DRM audiobook converter is able to remove DRM lock from iTunes and Audible protected audiobooks while converting the DRM-ed audiobook files from M4A, M4B, AA, AAX to DRM-free MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, FLAC with original info retained. It’s able to work at 30x faster speed to remove the DRM protection due to the advanced DRM decryption method. Besides, it’s capable of preserving the original chapter info for the audiobooks if you choose the output format as AAC or MP3. After the DRM is removed successfully from the audiobooks, you can freely enjoy the books on any popular audiobook player as you want.

>> Download TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter for Free<<

The giveaway of this Easter promo is time limited and will end on March 31. Besides, the free version of TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter for Windows doesn’t support upgrade and tech support. If you need to enjoy the full version of TunesKit Audiobook Converter, you can get a big discount at 60% off from: Discount Purchase Link >>

You can also find more details about the Easter giveaway from: http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/easter/

Mar 21, 2016

How to Convert iBooks with Calibre for Free


What is Calibre & What Does Calibre Do


As a well-known free e-book computer software application suite developed to help users manage their e-book collections, Calibre is capable of converting, editing, creating and reading eBooks of different formats. It supports a variety of formats, including the common Kindle MOBI and Nook EPUB eBooks, e-book syncing with a variety of e-readers, and conversion (within DRM restrictions) from different e-book and non-e-book formats.

You can find all the file formats supported by Calibre as below:

Supported input formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT.
Supported output formats: EPUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, SNB, TCR, TXT.

How to Convert non-DRM iBooks with Calibre


Now we’ll show you the complete guide on how to easily convert the eBook files, especially the iBooks you purchased from iBooks store to other common eBook formats by using Calibre.

Tips: Most of the iBooks you got from Apple iBooks store are protected by Apple’s FairPlay DRM that prevents you from directly converting the iBooks with Calibre or other tools. In this case, you have to firstly get rid of the DRM restriction from iBooks with Requiem or TunesKit iBook Copy or some other removal software.
Steps to Convert iBooks ePub to Other eBook Formats

Before get started, please make sure you’ve already downloaded and installed the proper version of Calibre on your computer.

After launching the Calibre app on your computer, you can add the iBooks ePub e-books to Calibre by clicking the “Add Books” button in Calibre.

Once the e-book files are loaded successfully in Calibre, you can select the eBooks menu list, and click “Convert Books” button. Then an e-book converting window will pop up, asking you to choose the output format for the output e-books. You can select whatever eBook format as you like.

When they are set, you can click “OK” button at the bottom of Calibre interface to let the converter begin converting the eBook files to other formats.

More Tips: If you need to convert some DRM-ed eBooks from Amazon, Nook, etc, you can try ePubor eBook Converter.

Mar 16, 2016

Quick Guide to Crack DRM from iBooks




You'll probably get the message as shown in the picture above when you are trying to open an iBook file you purchased from Apple iBooks store on non-Apple devices. That's because most of the iBooks sold on iBooks store are protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM that prevents you from reading the eBooks on other e-Readers, including the popular Amazon Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc. In this case, if you need to make the iBooks readable on any e-book reading device, you'll have to use some specific iBook DRM removal tools to get rid of the DRM from iBooks completely and permanently. Now in this following article, we'll show you the complete guide to remove DRM protection from iBooks step by step.

Best iBooks DRM Remover - Tutorial to Remove DRM from iBooks


TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac is a smart and easy-to-use iBooks DRM removal software developed to help iBooks users easily bypass DRM lock from iBook ePub files at 30x faster speed. It's able to make the copy of DRM-ed iBooks to DRM-free ePub files with original meta information retained, such as the book cover, book author, publish date, etc.

This professional iBook DRM Copy for Mac is now fully compatible with the latest Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8. Please also make sure you've already authorised your computer with iBooks account you used to purchase the iBooks and the books are able to play properly on iBooks before conversion. Otherwise there will be some problems in using the program.

Step 1. Add iBooks to TunesKit

Click "Add Files" button on TunesKit to load the iBook files to TunesKit. You can also get it done by dragging and dropping the books to the program.

Step 2. Start to remove DRM from iBooks

When the iBooks are added successfully to TunesKit, click "Convert" button to begin removing DRM lock from iBooks.

When the conversion completes, you'll find the DRM-free iBook ePub files on your computer so that you can freely transfer them to any e-book reading device without limit.

Mar 15, 2016

iBook DRM Remover - TunesKit DRM iBook Copy for Mac Reviews




Remove DRM from iBooks? No problem!


Are you tired of being restricted by the FairPlay DRM on your iBook files? Are you looking for a solution to get rid of the DRM protection from iBooks so that you can read the iBook files on non-Apple devices, such as Kindle, Kobo, etc.? If so, you are recommended to use ​TunesKit iBook Copy, a smart iBook DRM remover made to help you bypass DRM lock from Apple iBooks with ease.

TunesKit iBooks DRM remover review


TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac is one of the best iBook DRM removal tools in the market specially developed to crack DRM protection from locked iBook ePub files you purchased from iBooks store. By using TunesKit iBook Copy, you are able to easily remove DRM restriction from protected iBook files while keeping the original meta info for the eBooks, including the book cover, book author, columns, publish date, etc. Once the DRM is removed successfully from the iBooks, you can freely transfer the DRM-free iBooks to any e-book reading devices, like Amazon Kindle, Nook tablet, Kobo, etc. for reading without limit.

Work at 30x faster speed while stripping off DRM from iBooks


TunesKit DRM iBook Copy for Mac is applying a special yet advanced DRM decrypting core, with which it's able to work at 30x super faster speed for the DRM removal process while making the copy of the DRM-ed iBooks to DRM-free ePub files.

User-friendly interface 


Besides, this iBook DRM cracker comes with a clear and easy-to-use interface that anyone could handle it easily. In order to remove the DRM from iBooks ePub files, users can simply follow 2 steps to complete the whole process. After launching the program, you can click the "Add Files" button to load the iBooks to TunesKit. Then you can let it remove DRM from the iBooks by clicking the "Convert" button. Before it starts, you can also set the output path for the DRM-free iBooks by yourself.

Support most up-to-date systems & iBooks


The current version of TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac is fully compatible with the latest Mac OS X 10.11 EI Capitan, 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8 with the iBooks app installed. Besides, in order to use the program properly, please make sure in advance that you've already authorised your computer with the iBooks account and the iBook ePub files could play well in iBooks.

You can also download the free trial version of this easy-to-use iBook DRM remover to test it out by yourself.