Easy Method to Transfer iTunes Movies to Amazon Fire Stick

Posted by Fatima Cook on Dec 25, 2019 2:26 PM.

Q: "Is that possible for me to watch iTunes movies on an Amazon Fire TV Stick? I just bought one Firestick 3rd generation, but had no idea how to use it to stream iTunes movies. Can someone help me? Thanks in advance!" – John from Quora

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is another big competitor to Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast and it lets users to watch videos on any TV from many online sources like Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, etc. Yet, many users are wondering if there is a way to watch iTunes movies on Firestick. In this post, we will introduce a useful tool to help you transfer iTunes movies for watching on TV via Firestick.

Part 1. Introduction to Amazon Fire Stick
Part 2. Why Can't We Transfer iTunes Movies to Fire Stick Directly?
Part 3. How to Watch iTunes Movies on Firestick

1. What Is a Firestick and How Does It Work?

Developed by Amazon, Fire TV Stick (also named as Fire Stick or Firestick) is a 4K streaming media player that can be used to stream various media content, including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, etc. to any TV via Wi-Fi, and thus make any TV into a smart TV after plugging it into the TV's HDMI port. Amazon Fire Stick usually comes with a remote control, so you can easily control your TV content through buttons, voice or even Alexa Virtual Assistant. Just like Google Chromecast, you can use Firestick to stream local channels to TV for watching.

what is amazon firestick

2. Can You Watch iTunes Movies on TV via Fire Stick?

As Amazon Fire Stick is much cheaper than Apple TV, most iTunes users prefer to use Fire Stick to stream iTunes movies to TV for entertainment. But they failed. Why can't we stream iTunes movies or TV shows on Firestick directly?

This is because all iTunes videos are encoded in special M4V format with DRM protected, which is not supported by Amazon Fire Stick. To watch iTunes movies on Firestick, you need to remove the Apple's FairPlay DRM protection first and then convert iTunes movies to MP4 or other DRM-free video formats. You can then transfer these common iTunes movies to external storage device for playback on TV via Fire Stick.

3. How Do I Watch iTunes Movies on Firestick?

To help you watch iTunes movies or TV shows on Amazon Fire Stick, what you need is a professional third-party DRM removal tool named TunesKit M4V Converter. With this smart program, you can easily strip off the DRM restriction of iTunes videos, including movies, TV episodes, music videos, etc. It also enables users to convert DRM-protected iTunes movies to MP4, AVI, WebM or other common video format while keeping lossless quality. In this way, you can get 1080p HD iTunes video in MP4 format and then cast it to Amazon Fire Stick.

tuneskit itunes to firestick converter

Features of TunesKit Firestick Converter:

  • Remove DRM protection from iTunes movies
  • Convert iTunes M4V to MP4, MOV, AVI, WebM, 3GP etc.
  • Preserve AC3 5.1 surround sound, subtitles, etc. losslessly
  • Convert iTunes video at 30X conversion speed
  • Intuitive interface and simple to operate
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Next I will show you how to watch iTunes Movies on Firestick step by step. It will be divided into two parts. In the first part, I'd like to present you with detailed instruction on how to use TunesKit M4V Converter to remove the DRM protection from iTunes movies. In the second part, I will tell you how to stream converted iTunes videos to Amazon Fire Stick.

3.1 How to Remove DRM and Convert iTunes Movies with TunesKit

TunesKit M4V Converter is available for both Windows and Mac systems. You can download the right version and install it on your computer. Here we take Windows version as an example, and the Mac version is almost the same.

Step 1 Import iTunes movies to TunesKit

add itunes movie files

After launched TunesKit M4V Converter on your computer, you can simply click the "Library" button to add all iTunes movies that you want to get rid of the DRM from. If your downloaded iTunes movies are stored on other directory or external driver, you can just drag and drop them to TunesKit program.

Step 2 Choose output format

select output format

Next press the "Format" panel adn you will see a lot of output formats for you. Amazon Fire TV Stick supports multiple video formats with the codec such as H.264, H.265, VP 9, etc. Here you're suggested to select "MP4 (Lossless)" under HD Video as the output format, which is supported by Firestick and will not cause any quality loss.

Step 3 Remove DRM and convert iTunes to MP4

convert itunes movies to firestick

After everything is set, now click the "Convert" button and TunesKit will start to strip off the DRM protection and convert iTunes movies to MP4 format as wish. Wait a while until the process completes. You can then find all DRM-free iTunes movies on the "Converted" folder.

3.2 How to Stream iTunes Movies to TV via Amazon Fire Stick

Now you can freely enjoy your iTunes movies on any TV as you like. Just follow the steps below to stream these converted iTunes videos to TV via Firestick. There are several methods and here we pick an easy one to cast videos to Firestick from PC.

Before starting to stream, please make sure you've done the following things:

* Amazon Firestick is plugged into your TV's HDMI port
* Your Firestick and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi
* You have got your Firestick Remote with you
* You have logged in your Amazon account on the device

Step 1. Press and hold the "Home" button on your Remote for several seconds. Then select the "Mirroring" option on the menu.

mirror itunes movies to tv via firestick

Step 2. On your computer (Windows 10 or 8), find the Notifications icon at the lower right corner of the screen and select it, and then click "Connect" to proceed.

Step 3. Now you should see your Firestick on the screen. Click on your Firestick device icon to connect your computer to the Firestick device. When the casting process is done, you can then watch your iTunes movies on the big screen TV amazingly.

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