Do you often watch movies on your big screen TV during leisure time? Currently most smart TVs provide access to apps for video, music, social networking, games, news, lifestyle, sports, and health/fitness. Popular apps include Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and huluplus, making TV entertainment more intuitive, more comfortable, and lots more fun. However, you can't enjoy movies, TV shows, music videos purchased or rented from iTunes Store on TV unless you have an Apple TV.
The following tutorial will show you 4 methods to watch purchased or rented iTunes movies on smart TV such as Panasonic TV.
1. Watch iTunes movies on TV via USB port (if your TV has USB port)
2. Watch iTunes movies on TV via computer (if you have HDMI cable)
3. Watch iTunes movies on TV via Apple TV (if you have Apple TV)
4. Watch iTunes movies on TV via iPad (if you have AV Adapter and HDMI cable)
Most TV models have USB port to people to play local content. Thus you can download iTunes movies and transfer them to USB drive or external hard drive to play on TV. However, iTunes movies are DRM protected and can only play on authorized computer, iPhone, iPad. iPod Touch and Apple TV. So before transferring them to USB drive, you need to remove DRM from them first.
In order to remove DRM from iTunes purchased or rented movies, TV shows, music videos, you need a DRM removal software. Boilsoft iTunes DRM Media Converter is highly recommended. It can easily remove the DRM from iTunes purchased or rented movies, TV shows and music videos at 30X faster speed while keeping all multilingual subtitles and audio tracks including AC3 Dolby 5.1 audio.
Step 1 Download and install iTunes DRM Media Converter on your Mac or Windows.
Step 2 Click Add Files button and all your iTunes movies, TV shows and Music Videos will be displayed.
Click iTunes movies, TV shows or music videos that you want to convert and click Add. You can add as many videos as you like.
Step 3 Click the Convert button to start removing DRM from iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos.
Click below folder icon to find the DRM-free iTunes videos. Transfer them to your USB device and plug it to the USB port of your Panasonic TV. Panasonic TV will detect the USB device and show the content. Now sit on the couch and enjoy the movies!
Boilsoft iTunes DRM Media Converter will save all audio tracks and subtitles to the output MP4 video by default. You can click the Gear button to customize which audio tracks and subtitles to preserve.
Output DRM-free MP4 video will be saved to C:\Users\Administrator\Videos\Boilsoft iTunes DRM Media Converter\Converted. Click the folder icon on the top right corner of the interface or click Options button to change the output directory if you like.
The free trial version allows you to convert each movie/TV show for 5 minutes. To remove this limitation, please click below Buynow button to purchase a license code.
First, make sure your laptop has HDMI port and is authorized to play your iTunes movies. Then connect the laptop to TV using HDMI cable.
If you have an Apple TV, things would be much easier. You can access all your movies, tv shows and rentals from the TV app on your Apple TV.
Connect your iPad/iPhone to your HDMI-equipped TV. Then you can output iTunes movies/TV shows to the big TV screen. Make sure your iPhone/iPad is authorized to play the movies and TV shows.
The adapter plugs into your iPad/iPhone through the lightning connector, which is the port under the Home Button normally used to charge the iPad, and an HDMI capable can be plugged into the other side, allowing you to hook it up to your TV.