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How to play iTunes movies, TV shows and music video on PlayStation®4

As we all known,  movies and TV shows purchased from iTunes Store are M4V formats with Digital rights management (DRM) protection.  And if you have an Apple Music a subscription, you can download kinds of music files in month and share and listen to them offline. But when you cancel the Apple Music subscription, all that streaming music becomes inoperable. This guide mainly talks about how to play iTunes videos and music on PS4. And let’s see the best supported file formats for PS4 in order to play with no difficulties.

PlayStation®4 Supported file format

playstation-4Use  (Media Player) to enjoy videos, photos, and music saved on USB storage devices and media servers. 
You can play the following types of files:

Videos

When using a USB storage device, your video files need to be in a folder for your PS4™ system to recognize them.
  • MKV
    • Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
    • Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
  • AVI
    • Video: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
    • Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
  • MP4
    • Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
    • Audio: AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
  • MPEG-2 TS
    • Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2, MPEG2 Visual
    • Audio: MP2 (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
  • AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)

Photos

When using a USB storage device, your photo files need to be in a folder for your PS4™ system to recognize them.
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21 compliant)
  • BMP
  • PNG

Music

When using a USB storage device, your video files need to be in a folder named “Music” for your PS4™ system to recognize them.
  • MP3
  • AAC (M4A)
According to the above mentioned, PS4 support MP4 , AVI, MPEG-2, MP3, AAC, etc. But not including M4V and iTunes music. In this way, to play iTunes movies, TV shows and music on PlayStation®4, you can use the third-party converting software – iTunes video Converter and iTunes music Converter. Today  we  concentrated on the way to play iTunes movies and TV shows on PS4 easily. 

How to play iTunes movies and TV shows on PlayStation®4

M4V Converter Plus  ( Mac and Windows) is a powerful iTunes video Converter. It can remove DRM protection from iTunes movies, TV episodes and music videos, but also can convert M4V to plain Mp4AVIMPEG-1MPEG-2 and extract MP3AAC audio from iTunes video files. 
Besides, using this program, you can directly play iTunes DRM-ed M4V videos on various devices like iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S plus, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Nexus, Xbox 360PS3, etc. Now see the tutorial about how to remove DRM from iTunes videos and convert to PS4 with  M4V Converter Plus. 
At first, make sure the software you have installed
  1. Add iTunes videos to the program
After you have downloaded and installed the latest version of M4V Converter Plus for Mac. Launch it, click Add Movies button on the right top corner. It will pop up a window, select the videos you want to convert.

Interface of M4V Converter Plus for Win

Interface of M4V Converter Plus for Mac
 
      2.  Set appropriate video format for PS4
In this step, you can select MP4, AVI, MPEG-2, MP3, AAC as output format. The specific method as below: find Convert to profile panel, choose the video format you want to get.

Convert iTunes M4V to MP4 on Windows

M4V to MP4 on Mac

Here you can choose Same as source as mp4. Because MP4 is the best formats for almost devices.

       3. Start converting M4V to MP4
Finally, hit the Convert button, the conversion progress will start automatically. The conversion time depends on the iTunes videos length. 
After conversion, you can connect PS4 with PC via  USB. Now you can copy converted iTunes videos on your PS4. Thus, you can play iTunes movies and TV shows on PS4 without limitations.

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