How to Play iTunes Movies/TV Shows with Kodi/XBMC Media Player


Brief Introduction to Kodi/XMBC Media Player

Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software developed by the XBMC Foundation available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, such as audio and video podcasts from the internet, and all common digital media files from local and network storage media as well. Kodi is highly customizable with a variety of skins which can change its appearance, and various plug-ins allow users to access streaming media content via online services such as example YouTube, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Crackle, Spotify, Rhapsody and Pandora Internet Radio, etc.

Video formats supported by XBMC: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak.

Audio formats supported by XBMC: MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, AACplus (AAC+), Vorbis, AC3, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, Monkey’s Audio (APE), RealAudio, SHN, WavPack, MPC/Musepack/Mpeg+, Shorten, Speex, WMA, IT, S3M, MOD (Amiga Module), XM, NSF (NES Sound Format), SPC (SNES), GYM (Genesis), SID (Commodore 64), Adlib, YM (Atari ST), ADPCM (Nintendo GameCube), and CD-DA.

Why Can’t Kodi/XBMC Play iTunes Movies/TV Episodes

Many of you may wonder why there’s no iTunes movie channels available on Kodi. Well, it has something to do with the FairPlay DRM technology created by Apple. In order to prevent others from copying iTunes media content to any platforms, Apple is using DRM to encode its iTunes movies and TV shows into M4V format which can only be recognised by Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, and QuickTime. And that’s why you can’t play the iTunes M4V videos with DRM protection on Kodi freely. But don’t worry. If you anyhow need to play the DRM’d iTunes movies and TV shows with Kodi/XBMC player, you can follow the tutorial below to learn how to convert the DRM’d M4V to Kodi player with ease.

How to Convert iTunes M4V Videos to Kodi/XBMC Player


Firstly, you need to install the free trial version of TunesKit DRM M4V Converter (Mac/Windows), a smart and powerful iTunes DRM removal software to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 without quality loss.

To begin with, you should know some key features of this professional iTunes M4V to Kodi Converter. Generally speaking, i’s one of the best iTunes DRM remover and M4V video converter in the world dedicated in converting iTunes DRM movies and TV shows from M4V format to MP4 while stripping off the DRM lock. It’s also able to preserve the original quality including video resolution, AC3 5.1 track, subtitles, Closed Caption, etc while working at 20x faster speed. With the help of this iTunes M4V video converter, you can enjoy the iTunes movies and TV shows on Kodi and other players at anytime.

The following is the guide to show you how to convert DRM iTunes M4V movies to Kodi player in 3 steps only with TunesKit DRM M4V Converter.

Step 1. Click “Add Files” button to import iTunes movies to TunesKit. Or you can drag and drop the files to the converter directly.

Step 2. Adjust the output settings according to your own needs, including the output path, subtitles, audio tracks.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start to remove DRM and convert the iTunes M4V to DRM-free MP4.

Once the conversion is done, you are free to add the converted MP4 videos to XBMC and play the iTunes movies without limitation any more.


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