If you and your family members are using different iTunes accounts for purchasing digital content from iTunes Store, you may meet the problem that you can’t share your purchases without family sharing. But the downside of the family sharing is that it only supports 6 person in total to share the iTunes purchases. What’s worse, it’s also known that one single iTunes account (or Apple ID) can only authorize up to 5 computers. What if you want to share the iTunes purchases on the sixth machine or more?
Don’t worry. If you are just facing this kind of problem, simply read on the following guide, from which you’ll find the two best ways to share your iTunes purchased content, including movies, TV shows, audiobooks, iBooks, Apple Music to others with a few steps only.
Method 1. Share Purchased iTunes Media with Others via Family Sharing
If you have less than 6 people to share the iTunes purchases with, then you are recommended to use iTunes Family Sharing to share the iTunes content. It lets you add up to six family members. Once added, all members will get instant access to each other’s purchase and can view and download them on demand just as you already can from your own account. Family Sharing works in the iTunes store, iOS App Store, and the Mac App Store, so you can share content across all of your devices. Besides, with Family Sharing, you don’t have to share your passwords with each other, but must use one credit card for all devices.
How to Set Up Family Sharing to Share iTunes Purchases on Mac
Note: Family Sharing only works on Mac OS X Yosemite or later.
Step 1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click iCloud.
Step 2. Click Manage Family.
Step 3. Click your name and review your account information next to Family Purchases.
Step 4. Make sure that Share my purchases is selected.
After you join a family, you can see and download items from each family member’s purchase history, and enjoy them on your own devices. You can download music, movies, TV shows, and books on up to 10 of your devices, five of which can be computers. You can download apps to any devices that you own or control.
Method 2. Share iTunes Purchases with Others by using iTunes DRM Removal Tools
This could be the best option if you need to share the iTunes purchased media to unlimited number of persons or computers. It helps you get rid of the DRM protection from all the protected iTunes content so that you can freely share the files to others as you like. Here we are talking about TunesKit DRM removal solutions, which will help you permanently remove DRM from all kinds of iTunes media, including iTunes movies, TV episodes, audiobooks, ebooks, songs, etc.
How to Share iTunes M4V Movies and TV Shows to Others
If you got a large number of movies and TV shows in your iTunes library that you want to share with others, then you should firstly use TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac/Windows to bypass the DRM protection from the video files. This smart and powerful iTunes video converter enables you remove DRM from iTunes purchased and rented movies, TV shows and music videos while converting the M4V format to unprotected MP4, M4V losslessly as well as other common formats, such as MOV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG, etc. For the complete guide on how to remove DRM from iTunes M4V movies with TunesKit, you should simply follow the post here: https://tuneskit.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/complete-guide-to-convert-drm-itunes-m4v-to-mp4-with-tuneskit/.
How to Share Protected iTunes Music Purchases to Others
For iTunes music users, TunesKit Apple Music Converter for Mac/Windows could be the best options to help you get rid of DRM from old iTunes M4P songs and Apple Music tracks in seconds. It can easily convert the old DRM-protected iTunes songs as well as offline Apple Music streams to DRM-free MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. at 30X faster speed. In the meantime, it will keep the original ID tags and metadata in the output fles. For more info, you can refer to this tutorial: https://tuneskit.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/drm-apple-music-converter-how-to-convert-drm-m4p-to-mp3/.
How to Share iTunes Audiobooks and eBooks to Others
To share the DRM-protected audiobooks or iBooks to others, you are suggested to use TunesKit iBook Copy or DRM Audiobook Converter for Mac/Windows to remove DRM from the books. The iBook Copy will losslessly make copies of the DRM-ed iBooks by preserving the original metadata, while the Audiobook Converter is able to convert your iTunes audiobooks to MP3 and other formats with ID tags kept. You can visit the following posts to learn how to bypass DRM from iTunes books step by step: