How to Watch iTunes Movies on Samsung Smart TV

Updated by Andy Miller on Jan 11, 2019 18:11:05 PM.
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Smart TV is a new hot concept after the smart phone and smart watch. When it comes to the leader of smart TVs, Samsung undoubtedly deserves the name, for it sets a new standard to online TV platform. Firstly released in 2013, Samsung Smart TV keeps bringing us a brand new experience of watching online TV show, as well as a brand new method of controlling our digital lives. With Samsung Smart TV, everyone will enter a whole new world of home entertainment, because it not only brings us the best TVs, but also lets us chat, surf and share from the comfort of our sofa.

Samsung Launches iTunes Movies & TV Shows on Smart TVs 2019

On January 6, Samsung announced that it's partnering with Apple to bring iTunes movies and TV shows as well as AirPlay 2 support to 2019 Samsung Smart TV sets beginning this spring. The new iTunes Movies and TV shows app is supposed to enable Samsung users access iTunes store and library to buy and watch any iTunes movie and episode, including the 4K HDR movies directly from their Samsung Smart televisions. As reported, the iTunes app will be available on Samsung televisions in more than 100 countries, while the support on 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will be made available via firmware update.

Best Ways to Sync iTunes Movies to Samsung Smart TV for Watching

Although iTunes movies and TV shows are coming to Samsung Smart TV, the accurate debut date is not confirmed yet. Fortunately, in addition to the iTunes app, there are other simple ways to watch iTunes movies on Samsung Smart TVs. In the following article, we will introduce the top 3 most useful methods to help you easily stream your iTunes movies and TV episodes to Samsung Smart TV by using USB port, HDMI connection, and Apple TV.

Method 1. Bypass FairPlay DRM and Stream iTunes Movies to Samsung TV via USB Port

On Samsung Smart TV, you will see a USB port. It's provided for users to connect the TV with USB devices, and import the external content. To play iTunes purchased or rented movies on Samsung Smart TV, we can take use of this USB port by transferring iTunes movies to Samsung Smart TV via this port. But before that, we need to remove the Fairplay DRM protection from iTunes movies to make the DRM-ed videos recognizable by the USB port of Samsung Smart TV.

In this case, a suitable iTunes DRM removal tool is needed. TunesKit iTunes DRM Remover is a great choice, because:

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Steps to Remove DRM from iTunes Movies with TunesKit

It comes with two versions, including Mac and Windows. The whole DRM removing process takes 3 steps only:

As soon as you converted the iTunes movies with TunesKit DRM Media Converter, you can put the converted DRM-free MP4 videos to the USB port. And then connect the USB port with Samsung Smart TV to sync iTunes movies to it. Now you are free to watch any iTunes movie on Samsung Smart TV.

For the complete guide, please visit: How to Convert iTunes DRM M4V to MP4.

Method 2. Watch iTunes Movies on Samsung Smart TV via HDMI Connection on Mac

This method works only for the users who have a Mac laptop that supports HDMI connection. Firstly, make sure your Mac is authorized to play the iTunes movies. As you may know, the movies you downloaded from iTunes can be authorized on up to 5 devices only, including at least one Mac computer. Secondly, connect your Mac to the Samsung Smart TV via HDMI connection. At last, you can play the DRM-protected iTunes movies on your Mac laptop so that you can watch them on Samsung Smart TV simultaneously.

Note: iMacs don't have the HDMI connection.

Method 3. Stream iTunes Movies to Samsung Smart TV via Apple TV 3

Apple TV is a perfect way for streaming iTunes movies/TV shows to other TV sets, including Samsung Smart TV. Connect the Samsung Smart TV with your Apple TV, then play the iTunes movies using AirPlay. Then the iTunes movie content will be shown on the Smart TV with original quality.

Note: Due to the DRM protection, there are some HD rental movies cannot be played on Apple TV neither. In this case, you are suggested to turn back to Method 1 to use TunesKit to remove DRM from iTunes movies and stream them to Samsung Smart TV for playback.

Extended Reading

Some people may wonder whether it's possible to stream the iTunes movies via Plex server. Unfortunately the answer is "No". Plex states clearly that it cannot play iTunes content at all. But if you have got a Plex server and prefer to sync iTunes movies to it, you can simply refer to this tutorial: How to Steam iTunes Videos with Plex Server >>

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