Everything about iTunes Extras You Need to Know

Posted by Dave Henry on Jan 11, 2017 2:14:24 PM.

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When you are browsing iTunes Store for movies, you'll find most of the HD movies have a badge named iTunes Extras on the cover. If you bought any iTunes HD movie with iTunes Extras, you'll have the right to enjoy the special features including photo galleries, deleted scenes, exclusive interviews, or behind-the-scenes footage of the original movie. You'll also be allowed to download and watch those iTunes Extras on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or Apple TV. In case you are not familiar with the features of iTunes Extras yet, this article is here to help you understand it better.

In this article, you'll find the full guide to iTunes Extras, including what they are, how to download iTunes Extras on computer, how to watch iTunes Extras on Apple TV, iPhone, etc., as well as how to completely bypass DRM from iTunes Extras.

Brief Introduction of iTunes Extras

iTunes Extras firstly debuted in September 2009 on iTunes desktop and the original, OS X-based Apple TV. In July of 2014, Apple updated iTunes Extras. Until then, the old-style iTunes Extras were relabeled as iTunes Extras (Original) and stayed locked to iTunes Desktop. The new iTunes Extras immediately became available on iTunes desktop, Apple TV with the 6.2 update and the iPhone and iPad with iOS 8.

iTunes Extras usually include director's commentary, deleted scenes, bonus scenes, making-of documentaries, and other features. Currently not all movies that had the old iTunes Extras have the new iTunes Extras (hence the need to label them on iTunes desktop), and not all movies have iTunes Extras. iTunes Extras aren't available in certain countries. And they are only available for select HD titles on the iTunes Store. The iTunes Extras are not supported by movie rentals.

How to Download Original iTunes Extras

If you bought a movie with iTunes Extras before July 10, 2014, you can download the original iTunes Extras on a Mac or PC with iTunes 9 or later by following these steps:

Step 1. Launch iTunes and go to iTunes Store. Find the Quick Links section on the right side of the window and click Purchased.

Step 2. Locate the movie that you want to download, then click the Download icon. You can download the movie and its accompanying iTunes Extras. Or you can download only the iTunes Extras if the movie is already downloaded to your library.

How to Watch iTunes Extras on Apple TV, Mac, PC, and iOS Devices

To watch iTunes Extras, make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes, iOS, macOS, and tvOS. You also need an active Internet connection since Extras won't appear if you're connected only to a cellular network.

Watch iTunes Extras on Apple TV

Step 1. On Apple TV, open Movies app or TV Shows app.

Step 2. Navigate to the Purchased section at the top of the screen.

Step 3. Swipe down and select a title. Select Play. Then the playback menu will automatically provide the option to play the movie or access the iTunes Extras content.

Watch iTunes Extras on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap the Videos app, tap the movie, then tap Play. If you're connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, the Extras menu appears at the bottom of the screen.

Watch iTunes Extras on Mac or PC

Step 1. Open iTunes and go to the Movies section in your iTunes library.

Step 2. Double-click the HD movie that includes iTunes Extras. If you're connected to the Internet, the Extras menu will appear automatically.

Step 3. Click the Extras menu and choose any clip to play.

How to Remove DRM from iTunes Extras

You may have already realized the fact that you can only watch the iTunes Extras via Extras menu inside of the original movie. Is it possible to watch the iTunes Extras separately with the movie itself? In general, since the iTunes movies and Extras are protected by Apple's DRM, you are restricted to play those protected media on Apple's devices only, while you can't view the iTunes Extras files without the original movie even on Apple's own platform. But don't worry. In this case, you only need a professional iTunes DRM removal tool, such as ViWizard DRM M4V Converter for Mac, with which you can easily bypass the DRM copyright protection from the iTunes movies and Extras. You can follow this tutorial to get rid of the DRM from iTunes Extras completely with ViWizard iTunes Extras Converter.

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Step 1. Download and install ViWizard DRM M4V Converter for Mac.

Step 2. Once opening ViWizard iTunes Extras Converter, click Add Files button on the top center of the program to open iTunes library. Simply choose the iTunes movies with Extras that you want to convert and click OK button to load those movie files.

The following screenshot shows you where the iTunes Extras are being saved after you download the original iTunes movie:

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Step 3. Start removing DRM from protected iTunes movies by clicking Convert button.

Once the conversion completes, you'll see the converted iTunes Extras in .ite extension in the same folder of the converted movie. The only difference between the original iTunes Extras and converted DRM-free ones is that you can only watch the original iTunes Extras together within the movie while you can play the converted DRM-free iTunes Extras separately with the movie on your Mac as you like.

For more details about the smart iTunes DRM cracker as well as the guide to easily bypass DRM copyright protection from iTunes Extras with ViWizard DRM M4V Converter, please simply visit this post: Quick Guide to Remove DRM from iTunes Extras >>


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