How to Stream M4V Videos to Nintendo Switch Easily

Posted by Andy Miller on Mar 22, 2019 10:52 AM
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Nintendo Switch, a video game console designed and launched by Nintendo, was released on March 3, 2017. It is the eighth-generation console of Nintendo, mainly competing with Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4. The development of this product is mainly due to the unsatisfactory sales performance of the previous game console Wii U. The Nintendo Switch is a mixing console for fixed and portable settings. In addition, Nintendo has chosen to use more standard electronic components, and its overall design is aimed at a wide range of video game players.

However, for those iOS users owing a Nintendo Switch, it is not convenient for the reason that the there is no any media player or official app from Nintendo that can play local movies. Plus iTunes is not in the list it supports. Therefore, you are not able to stream iTunes M4V files in theory. Here we will introduce an efficient way for your reference to play iTunes M4V to Nintendo Switch. Simply read on to learn how.

1. Tool You'll Need to Play iTunes Videos on Nintendo Switch

You may need to use the streaming method as the Nintendo Switch does not support to play local videos. And this requires you to connect to an online video server. Here we recommend you to download Plex Media Server Software to change your computer into a media server. In addition, on account of the FairPlay DRM protection Apple sets up to prevent others to get access to iTunes videos out of their ecosystem, you are only allowed to play iTunes M4V videos on iOS devices.

Fortunately, we have a dedicated DRM removal tool to help you fix the problem which called TunesKit DRM M4V Converter. It is able to remove DRM lock from iTunes movies, preserving lossless quality of the protected M4V at the same time, including all audio tracks, subtitles, etc. You may try it out by downloading and installing the free trial version of this utility on your computer.

2. How to Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Videos

You can remove the DRM protection from iTunes M4V videos to convert them to Nintendo Switch without too much effort by referring to the step-by-step guide below.

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Step 1Add iTunes M4V videos

Open TunesKit DRM M4V Converter and tap on the Add Files button displayed in the interface. Then select the movies you want to convert to Nintendo Switch from the drop-down iTunes library. After that you need to tap on the OK button to load the movies.

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Step 2Set output format for Nintendo Switch

As soon as those movies are added, you can click the Settings icon listed right behind the name of the movie to choose the output audio subtitles and tracks.

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Step 3Start to Convert iTunes M4V Movies

Now you can press the Convert button at the bottom of the window after doing all the settings. Besides, you are allowed to preview the converted videos by clicking the Play icon next to the file name.

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3. Play Videos on Nintendo Switch Using Plex

It's all that simple! Since you've the DRM-free movies now, all you need to do is using the Plex Media Server to play iTunes M4V on Nintendo Switch. Just read the instructions below. Similarly, you can also play iTunes M4V on Nintendo Wii U following the operations we introduce in this post.

Step 1. Open the official website of Plex Media Server. Press the Download button to download it on your computer. Then install it properly according to the prompts from the software.

Step 2. Launch the Plex Media Server, import the videos you would like to stream following the screen wizard.

Step 3. Type the URL of your Plex in the address bar of Nintendo Switch 's web browser, you will find the videos in Plex, then just click on the video you want to start playing.

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