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.

Sep 19, 2017

TunesKit DRM Media Converter All Support iTunes 12.7 Perfectly

TunesKit, the top leader in DRM removal field, officially upgraded its featured DRM removal products for Mac, including DRM Media Converter, DRM Audio Converter, and Apple Music Converter by adding the perfect support to iTunes 12.7 on macOS 10.12 Sierra or lower. Till now, all TunesKit DRM media converter for Mac and Windows would work perfectly with the latest iTunes v.12.7 when removing DRM protection from iTunes M4V videos, Audible audiobooks, as well as Apple Music songs, etc.


Along with other new world-shocking products like iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple TV 4K, Apple also launched the new version of iTunes 12.7 on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. Once it’s released, iTunes users can download the new upgrade for both Mac and Windows. However, TunesKit DRM removal product users, especially those using the Mac versions must have found that those tools can’t work as expected once the iTunes was upgraded to v.12.7. As a professional and customer-oriented iTunes DRM removal solution provider in the world, TunesKit R&D team began to seek for the fix as soon as the error occurred. Thanks to persistent hard work and continuous tests, they finally made a breakthrough on this issue and found the ultimate solution, making TunesKit the first developer that fixed the iTunes 12.7 incompatibility error in DRM removal area.

“Apple has strengthened its DRM encryption method with the release of iTunes 12.7. Therefore the old decrypting core used by TunesKit DRM removers can’t suppose to work any more.Fortunately, our programmers invented a new advanced DRM cracking technique completely different with the old one and it apparently turns out to working pretty well.” said Lee, TunesKit R&D director. “We also received some customers’ concern about converting the new 4K iTunes movie content with TunesKit. As a result, we’ll keep testing the program on our end and try our best to support those 4K movies in the near future.”

To sum up, no matter you are using the Mac or Windows version of TunesKit DRM media converting software, you can go ahead to upgrade your iTunes to 12.7 without worrying about the compatibility at all. However, Mac users should be well noted that the solution for iTunes 12.7 on macOS 10.13 High Sierra is still under development. Therefore those newly released TunesKit DRM removal products for Mac can only work well for iTunes 12.7 under macOS 10.12 or earlier.

To get the latest versions of the upgraded TunesKit Mac products, please either use the built-in auto upgrading or download the latest setup files from TunesKit Download Center.

Jul 24, 2017

How to Convert Spotify Online Tracks to MP3 on Windows


Converting Spotify music to MP3 or other formats could be a common request for most Spotify users, especially those free subscribers. As one of the largest online streaming music services in the world, Spotify is claimed to have more than 140 million monthly active users by June 2017. However, among those subscribers, only the premium members are authorized to download and listen to Spotify music offline. The free membership users can only stream the music online without the right to download the songs for offline listening. What’s more, there’s also restriction for even the premium subscribers as they can only download the Spotify tracks on three devices. So in this case, it’s necessary to find a way out to download the Spotify music to play offline. In the following article, we’ll discuss the simple solution to download as well as convert any Spotify music track to MP3 format for any player and device.

Best Spotify Music Tool – TunesKit Spotify to MP3 Converter for Windows

Now you meet TunesKit Spotify Converter, the best and fastest Spotify music downloader and converter that’s well designed to easily extract Spotify streams and convert the DRM-protected songs to common MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4B formats for offline playing on any popular MP3 player and device, such as iPod, Zune, Creative Zen, iRiver, Sony Walkman, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, etc.

Key Features of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter

  • Remove DRM from Spotify tracks, albums, artists, and playlists
  • Add Spotify music files by dragging the songs and albums directly from Spotify app
  • Download and convert Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC, WAV
  • Transfer all Spotify songs to any player for offline listening
  • Work at up to 5X faster speed with lossless quality preserved

Complete Tutorial to Convert Spotify Songs to MP3 with TunesKit

The following will introduce the whole steps to convert your DRM-ed Spotify online streams to MP3 format with TunesKit Spotify to MP3 Converter for Windows.

Step 1. Drag Spotify tracks to TunesKit

You don’t need to download the Spotify songs in advance. You can simply open TunesKit and it will launch Spotify software automatically. Then in the Spotify app, you can search for any track or album or artist you want to convert and then drag the online streams from Spotify to TunesKit Spotify Converter. Then the Spotify music will load automatically. Or you can paste the link of the Spotify songs in the search box of TunesKit conversion window.

Step 2. Choose output settings

Now click the menu bar and choose Preferences. In the popup window, you can select the output format as MP3 and adjust other properties, such as channels, bit rates, sample rates, etc. You can also set the conversion speed and output directory according to your own needs.

Step 3. Convert Spotify music to MP3

When everything is set OK, simply click “Convert” button and it will begin to convert your Spotify tracks and albums to MP3 format at up to 5X faster speed.

Jun 8, 2017

WWDC 2017 Keynote: iOS11, HomePod, macOS 10.13 and other Biggest Announcements

Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote just wrapped, where key executives Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller, and, of course, Tim Cook, took the stage to announce updates headed to iPhones, MacBooks, Apple TV, and more.

The rumors for this year’s WWDC came in the final hours leading up to the event, with hints of new hardware and, of course, software news for developers to help prep the release of consumer updates in the fall. We were also anticipating the company to finally take Siri up against the likes of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on the hardware and smart home front — and it looks like it arrived in the form of the Apple HomePod.

Here are the highlights from today’s keynote.

Apple Announces HomePod Speaker to Take on Amazon Echo and Sonos


So let’s get the Siri speaker rumors out of the way: it turns out Apple wasn’t quite aiming its smart speaker to go against just Amazon Echo and Google Home, but also the Sonos home entertainment speakers. Called the HomePod, it uses spacial awareness to tune and better fill the room with sound based on the space it’s in. It also has a “Musicologist” feature that works with Apple Music to stream the music you ask the speaker’s built-in Siri to play. You can even ask more complex, music-related questions like “Who’s the drummer in this song?” or “What album came out on this day 20 years ago?”


The HomePod will be available in two colors — black or white — and will integrate Siri in an Amazon Echo / Google Home-like use case. You can ask it to control smart home devices and check the day’s weather and news briefings. Apple priced the HomePod at $349, with plans to ship it in December first to customers in the US, UK, and Australia. It will enter more international markets next year. Check out our hands-on with the HomePod for a first look.

iMac Pro Introduced, Alongside Updated Desktop Specs


Apple’s introducing updated iMac desktops with improved Retina displays, graphics boosts, Kaby Lake processors, and USB-C. They will also support graphics for VR content creation. During the keynote, Apple demoed this by showing off a VR game featuring Darth Vader, a lightsaber, and TIE fighter.


There’s a new iMac Pro as well, with a 5K display with improved cooling capacity, and 8-core Xeon processor (upgradeable up to 18-core,) up to 4TB of SSD, up to 128GB of ECC memory, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and built-in 10GB Ethernet.

The new iMac starts at $1,099 for the 21.5-inch model, and $1,299 for the 4K model. MacBooks will get upgraded, too; the MacBook Pro starting at $1,299, which includes the updated Kaby Lake processor. The iMac Pro starts at $4,999, and ships in December.

iOS 11 Comes with Improved Siri, Automatic Do Not Disturb Driving Mode, iMessage Features



The new version of iOS software has some pretty social updates, such as an update to Siri that has improved speech, the ability to help translate sentences into different languages, and on-device learnings that suggest actions based on what you do on your iPhone or iPad. iMessages now live in the iCloud, with synchronized conversations that you can delete from any device you own that are under the same account. You can also pay and receive payments from contacts through iMessage — so no more Venmo or Square Cash if you don’t want to download extra apps.

Photo capture is also improved, with better low-light performance, and the ability to edit Live Photos so you can change the key still image or trim the video. There’s a new control center as well, which relies a lot on 3D Touch and condenses most controls on the lower half of the screen without looking cluttered.

There’s also a new safety feature that recognizes when a user is driving and automatically turns on Do Not Disturb to prevent distractions. When you’re available to be more social, you can now head to Apple Music to see what your friends are listening to and check out shared playlists.

Lastly, the App Store has been redesigned for better discovery and a How To section for tips on how to use various popular apps. Apple’s also bringing back the “App of the Day” section to promote users to open the App Store more frequently.

iOS 11 for iPad Brings Windows-Esque Multitasking Abilities



On the iPad, iOS 11 improves multitasking that lets users pull up an app from the dock and drag it onto the screen to split the screen. Similar to what you can do on a MacBook, you can use touch to hold and drag folders, files, or photos and drop them in a different app such as Mail or iMessage. Handwritten text from an Apple Pencil will also be searchable from the Notes app. Apple claims it uses “deep learning” to recognize penmanship.

Apple also talked briefly about the Files app that leaked a few hours before the keynote kicked off, which is just a management system that you can use to sort files by size and date, similar to how you’d go through your files on a desktop or laptop.

Apple Lets Developers Make More Immersive Apps with Arkit



Just as Lauren Goode predicted, Apple introduced a new ARKit to let developers build augmented reality apps for the iPhone. The kit can help find planes, track motion, and estimate scale and ambient lighting. Popular apps like Pokémon Go will also use ARKit for improved real-time renders.

Rather than requiring external hardware like Microsoft’s HoloLens, Apple seems to be betting on ARKit to provide impressive quality imaging through a device most people already own. We’ll know more on how the quality actually compares when we get to try it out ourselves.

10.5-inch iPad Pro Introduced



The iPad Pro will now be available in three different sizes, with a new 10.5-inch model introduced today. There’s a 12-megapixel camera, just like the iPhone 7, with a 7MP selfie cam. It supports USB 3.0 and has 10 hours of battery life.

There’s a new feature called ProMotion which reduces the Apple Pencil’s latency to 20 milliseconds. It can automatically adjust the refresh rate based on what you’re watching (fast-moving video versus still image). ProMotion also doubles the refresh rate to up to 120Hz.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro will be available starting with a 64GB configuration at $649; it’s available to order now and shipping next week.

The New MacOS Is Named High Sierra. Yep



The upcoming version of macOS will be called High Sierra, and it comes with updates to Safari that help block site trackers and autoplaying videos. Apple’s also added new photo-editing tools like curves (helpful for those who don’t have Adobe Photoshop), and it has better filtering tools to sort images by keywords or faces.

An updated file management system will be a part of the update as well, which speeds up directory cloning with native encryption. On the graphics end, there’s a second version of Metal, support for VR, and a Metal 2 developer kit that you can order with an AMD GPU to tune apps for external graphics.

WatchOS 4 Brings New Siri Watchface, Fitness Coaching, and A New App-Browsing UI


An update for the Apple Watch is coming which introduces new faces that display different types of informations, such as Siri reminders or more visual ones that feature Toy Story characters a la Mickey Mouse. There’s also a fitness-focused update, which includes monthly challenges to encourage the wearer to get more active and NFC-enabled data sharing where the user can tap their Apple Watch on gym equipment to pair the two, sharing the most accurate calorie burn and activity information.

There’s also a new Music app to make finding and playing music via the Apple Watch more visual — you can now use a new dock layout to scroll through recently opened apps.

Original source: https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/5/15722994/apple-wwdc-2017-news-highlights-recap. 

May 27, 2017

3 Best Ways to Listen to Audiobooks on Mobile Device




Audiobooks offer us another way to give our eyes and mind to other things, as we can listen to the latest bestseller to get through our daily commute, devour a non-fiction piece while doing the dishes, or even we can check out the latest biography during a daily workout. Audiobooks enrich our daily life, and we all want to carry our whole audiobooks libraries around with us. Mobile device is commonly regarded as the inseparable for most of us which can help us deal with our basic necessities. So, how to listen to audiobooks on mobile device can be an interesting topic.

Thanks to the various audiobooks providers, we get the access to obtain all kinds of audio books, including the world-class literature resources from the app or website. How many ways to obtain them? Dozens, it is simply depended on the quality you desire and the amount you're willing to spend.

Audible Application 


Price:
$14.95 per month subscription

Support systems: Both of Android and iOS

Audible) remains the powerhouse in the audiobooks field, with more than 150,000 professionally voiced audio books. 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. Its increasing integration with Amazon's Kindle system is reaping added benefits for its users, as Kindle users can pay a small fee to upgrade a Kindle ebook with an Audible audiobook; Amazon's Whispersync allows users to switch between audiobook and text near-seamlessly. You can even have Amazon's Alexa pull up your audiobooks from Audible to be read through an Echo, Tap or Echo Dot.

However, audio books from Audible are protected by DRM, and you're restricted from using non-Audible apps or downloading the file to too many devices at once.If you want to break this restriction forever, TunesKit Audible Converter can be a perfect one-stop solution for you. With this profession Audible DRM removal, you can easily remove the restriction from DRM-locked Audible audibooks and transfer the AA or AAX files to MP3 or other plain audio formats. Then converted files can be played in any devices or players as you like.

Bookmobile



Price: Free trial for 60 days, after that, $ 3.99 USD for unlimited number of audiobooks.

Support systems: iOS

If you are looking for some apps to offer you DRM-free audiobooks, Bookmobile can be an ideal choice which is specially designed for iOS users. Apart from supporting DRM-free audio contents, this app also supports the DRM-protected audio tracks from iTunes and Audible. The app allows users to play and manage audio content from a wide range of sources: iTunes, Audible.com, librivox.org, CDs, public library downloads, RSS feeds, Dropbox, and etc. 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. 

Audiobooks Now



Price: You can buy audiobooks individually from the in-app marketplace, or join in their club plan which comes with a 30 day free trial and is $5/month thereafter, offers you 50% off the first audiobook you purchase each month and 35-40% off everything else you purchase.

Support systems: Both of Android and iOS

Audiobooks Now offers an integrated market and audiobook player with a library of more than 80,000 bestsellers and classics. Users can stream audiobooks for on-demand listening, or download titles to read them on the go. The app comes with bookmarking and playback controls, incoming call auto-pause and resume, and multi-device syncing.

Also Read: How to Convert Audible Files from AA to MP3?

May 23, 2017

How to Downgrade iTunes 12.6.1?




About iTunes 12.6.1


Last week, alongside the Apple release of a new macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update that brings some minor bug fixes and performance improvements, Apple has launched a new version of iTunes, iTunes 12.6.1.

This update includes minor app and performance improvements according to the Apple’s release notes.

Why We Need to Downgrade iTunes 12.6.1?

Since Apple released this new version iTunes, dozens of Mac users have found that some application can no longer be compatible with iTunes 12.6.1. Actually, these software producers are all working on how to make their software work again under the iTunes 12.6.1. TunesKit, as a professional iTunes DRM removal solution provider, offer a temporarily solution to its users to bypass the annoyance cause by 12.6.1 while their R&D team is dedicating themselves to find a permanent solution to make TunesKit M4V Converter for Mac, Audiobook Converter for Mac, Apple Music Converter for Mac fully support iTunes 12.6.1. This workaround is to downgrade iTunes 12.6.1 to 12.6 which can be supported fully by TunesKit.

Detailed Instruction of How to Downgrade iTunes 12.6.1:


(1) Download iTunes 12.6.0.100 from this page: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/71-apple-itunes-for-mac.html, where you can find all previous versions of iTunes in the sidebar.

(2) Open Activity Monitor and kill the process "iTunes-Helper".

a. Open up Finder on your Mac, go to the Applications folder, then the Utilities folder, and the shortcut to open Activity Monitor is right there.

b. Open Activity Monitor>> select iTunes Helper >> Quite



(3) Open Terminal and type: "sudo rm -r /Applications/iTunes.app".

(4) Install iTunes 12.6.0.100.

(5) Disable auto-upgrading in iTunes.

(6) Run TunesKit and you will find TunesKit work perfectly again as it used to do.

About TunesKit DRM Media Converter

TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac is an ideal DRM removal tool to help you remove DRM protection from all iTunes videos, including both rented and purchased movies and TV shows. This iTunes DRM Remover is a home edition and for personal use only. With this smart DRM crack software, you can legally and freely strip DRM from any iTunes movies and TV shows at 30X faster speed to MP4, AVI, M4V, MOV, MPG, FLV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, 3GP, 3G2, SWF, MP3, AAC and other popular video and audio formats with original audio tracks, subtitles and quality preserved. TunesKitiTunes DRM Removal for Windows is also available for PC users.

If you want to convert iTunes videos to DRM-free1080p videos, you won’t miss the full review: TunesKit DRM Media Converter Review: Best iTunes DRM Removal Tool.

May 9, 2017

Apple vs Amazon vs Google: Which Digital Movies Provider is Best Choice?



We are living in a digital world, today, we can enjoy all kinds of digital products: like streaming music, audio book, e-book, digital movies with multiple mobile devices. In 2001, while CD was still popular among music lovers, Apple released its first iPod. And soon, folks started to accept digital music and transfer to digital music from physical music which was not such convenient to carry. Many people have such a question: Will digital music completely replace the physical music, will CD disappear in the future? In fact, vinyl as a format has survived since many people like the option to own music while digital music has many restrictions in playback devices or once the unsubscribe the streaming service they will lose the access to the music files forever. As for this question, people’s opinion varies in different point, yet we can’t deny that digital products have filled up most people’s daily life. And also, this digital world will also eat our movie collection, but, which digital provider would be your best choice.

Nowadays, many world-famous digital giant company have been competing to be our movies provider, like Apple, Amazon, Google and even Microsoft is belatedly getting into the mix. They all have their perks, but one unsettling fact remains true with all of these providers: you can't simply download your movie and use it on any device you want. You are locked into using that particular company's app, which may not be available on every device.

Many factors will make up users final choice yet you would be better not to make too many choice since it would split your library, which means you need to install multiple apple to sync different library. Thus, the choice may be decided by what devices you use as much as which company you like the most, so we'll go over the pros and cons of each provider.

1. Apple iTunes


For Apple’s loyal customers, it may seem like a simple decision to do your shopping in iTunes. As you can imagine, Apple's ecosystem works great together. The TV app on Apple TV and iPad brings your collection together with various subscription services like Hulu and HBO Now, which makes browsing for what to watch much easier. You can also download movies to your desktop or laptop and well as your iPhone or iPad, so you can enjoy your collection off line.

What you can't do is watch anything on Android, Roku, your Smart TV, Blu-Ray player with all the streaming apps. You have no ability to watch iTunes movies basically anywhere besides a PC or an Apple device. That's enough to give even Apple Watch owners some doubts on whether or not to put all those eggs in Apple's basket.

Apple iTunes Pros:
One of the first to offer streaming video, movies, TV shows and rentals and still a leader in terms of stability and performance.
Works great with the iPad's and Apple TV's new TV app, which will let you browse and select movies and TV from various sources alongside of your own digital collection including Hulu, HBO Now, Starz, etc.
Allows offline downloads to both PC and mobile devices.

Apple iTunes Cons:
Compatibility limited to Apple's ecosystem (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV) and Macs and Windows-based machines. Users can’t watch iTunes movies at any devices at their will.

Actually, apple users can break this compatibility restriction easily by the means of third party professional video converter. You likely to notice that all purchased or rent movies are all in M4V format with DRM protection that is the answer why android device or other non-apple device can't support iTunes movies. In order to save the iTunes movies forever and watch them without limitation, TunesKit M4V Converter can offer a permanent solution. You simply need to legally convert iTunes M4V movies to MP4 files. With the help of TunesKit M4V converter, users can strip DRM protection from ITunes movies and convert them to plain MP4 files at one click. If you want to learn a step-by-step instruction, you can view this article: How to Remove DRM from iTunes Rentals without Quality Loss.

2. Amazon Instant Video


Amazon's biggest enemy is Amazon. It would be easy to recommend Amazon's Instant Video as one of the best digital provider's except for one crazy little thing: they refuse to sell the Apple TV. In fact, they kicked Apple TV out of the store. They also don't sell Google's Chromecast, although they happily sell other devices that use the same 'cast' technology.

Here's where it gets even crazier. Amazon kicked these products out of their store because they don't work with Amazon's Prime and Instant Video services even though the only reason those devices can't show Amazon's video is because Amazon hasn't put out an app (in the case of Apple TV) or modified their app (in the case of Chromecast) to work with those devices. Oddly enough, you can still watch Amazon's Instant Video and Prime streaming subscription on Apple TV if you use AirPlay.

While Amazon doesn't exactly play nice with others, Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant video are available on a wide range of devices, including the iPhone and iPad. Amazon also supports Android smartphones and tablets, Roku, XBOX, PlayStation, PC, most Smart TVs and (of course) Amazon's Fire devices, which run on top of Android. And while they don't have an Apple TV app, you can stream to Apple TV via AirPlay.

Amazon Instant Video Pros:
The tie-in with Amazon Prime video makes it easy to browse through available movies and TV from both Prime and your digital lockbox.
You can download to your mobile device for offline viewing.
Supports Disney Everywhere.

Amazon Instant Video Cons:
No downloads for the PC.
Amazon is known for not playing nice with others.

3. Google Play


Google Play streams their offerings on a wider range of devices than Amazon Instant Video or Apple's iTunes movies and television. Google's Android, Chrome and Chromecast platforms don’t exactly make them Switzerland, but they've played nice in the war for our living rooms. Google's philosophy is more about providing the opportunity to watch on the largest range of devices rather than battling it out for platform dominance.

You can stream Google Play on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Roku, many smart televisions or through Chromecast. Google Play isn't available for Apple TV, but if you have an Apple TV, you can use AirPlay to stream your Google Play collection.

Google Play Pros:
Available on a wider range of devices than Apple and Amazon.
You can download video to your mobile device.
Offers an introductory $0.99 rental.
Supports Disney Everywhere.

Google Play Cons:
Doesn't work with your game console, so XBOX and PlayStation owners will have to stream from another device.
No offline downloads for the PC.

In conclusion, the best choice differs in different people since which company's products you used mostly will decide which digital movies provider you will choice.

May 5, 2017

Top 5 Hot New Released Audio Books on Audible 2017

As the worldwide largest audio book retailer, Audible keeps high frequency in replenishing various audio books resources. Audible updates the top charts of the hot new releases every week, here we introduce the new content of chart this week to help you keep pace with the newest popular audio books.

No 1. The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

   
          

·Written by: Margaret Atwood , Valerie Martin - essay
· Narrated by: Claire Danes , Margaret Atwood , full cast
· Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
· Release Date: 04-04-17
· Publisher: Audible Studios


Summary: Featuring an all-new interview with Professor Piexoto, written by Atwood and performed by a full cast, The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition is a must-listen for both fans and newcomers alike. Emmy Award winner Claire Danes (Homeland, Temple Grandin) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, where the message (and the warning) is now more timely than ever. In addition to rich sound design that honors the audio origins of Atwood's classic, the special edition also includes a brand-new afterword from the author and an essay written by author Valerie Martin (Mary Reilly, Property).

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life for mere glimpses of her former freedom, and records her story for future listeners.

No 2. Into the Water



·Written by: Paula Hawkins·Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Rachel Bavidge,etc.
· Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
· Unabridged Audiobook | View Abridged
· Release Date:05-02-17


Summary: The author of the number-one New York Times best seller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying listen that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.

Beware a calm surface - you never know what lies beneath.

NO 3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry




·Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
·Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
·Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
·Unabridged Audiobook
·Release Date:05-02-17
·Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.


Summary: What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the big bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

NO. 4 For We Are Many




·Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
·Narrated by: Ray Porter
·Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
·Unabridged Audiobook
·Release Date:04-18-17

Summary: The highly anticipated sequel to Audible's Best of 2016 - Science Fiction winner, We Are Legion (We Are Bob); a book listeners are calling "so much fun", "what science fiction was meant to be", and what would happen if "Andy Weir and Ernest Cline had a lovechild".

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

Bob and his copies have been spreading out from Earth for 40 years now, looking for habitable planets. But that's the only part of the plan that's still in one piece. A system-wide war has killed off 99.9 percent of the human race; nuclear winter is slowly making the Earth uninhabitable; a radical group wants to finish the job on the remnants of humanity; the Brazilian space probes are still out there, still trying to blow up the competition; and the Bobs have discovered a spacefaring species that sees all other life as food.

Bob left Earth anticipating a life of exploration and blissful solitude. Instead he's become a sky god to a primitive native species, the only hope for getting humanity to a new home, and possibly the only thing that can prevent every living thing in the local sphere from ending up as dinner.

Listener favorite Ray Porter returns to narrate Bob - and his many incarnations - in all of their geeky glory.

NO 5. The Fix



·Written by: David Baldacci
·Narrated by: Kyf Brewer , Orlagh Cassidy
·Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
·Abridged Audiobook
·Release Date:04-18-17

Summary: David Baldacci's remarkable detective Amos Decker - the man who can forget nothing - was first introduced in the sensational New York Times best seller Memory Man. Now Decker returns in a stunning new novel....

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself.

Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack.

Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it.

But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government - or, worse, an international terrorist group - and an attack may be imminent.

Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it's too late.


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