Can Galaxy S4 play iTunes movies natively?

Some friends asked me such a question, “Can Galaxy S4 play iTunes movies natively?”. The answer is no, iTunes movies and TV shows are protected by Apple’s FairPlay DRM copy protection. These media files can be easily transferred to iPhone 5 for playing. But, as a android device, Galaxy S4 isn’t authorized to play iTunes contents. This isn’t fair for people who have legally purchased the media files.


Now, with the 3rd party DRM removal tools (top 5 Review), we can remove DRM protection and generate DRM-free video files for Galaxy S4 playback. In this article, i use Pavtube ChewTune as an example to show you how to watch iTunes videos on Galaxy S4.

  • Chewtune is a professional iTunes movies decoder. Except iTunes, it also can deal with other DRMed digital copy files. Like Amazon Instant video, BBC iPlayer videos, Blu-ray digital copies, Blockbuster etc.

How to convert iTunes movies to Samsung Galaxy S4

Note: In advance, please don’t forget to set iTunes not to remember position. Here is the way to go: Launch iTunes, and switch to “Movies” under LIBRARY. Select the videos you’d like to convert, right click to select Get Info -> Options -> Remember position -> No -> OK.

Step 1. Free download, install and run the top iTunes to Galaxy S4 Converter onto your PC and import your iTunes files (movies or TV shows) to the program. For Mac users, you can get the Mac iTunes m4v Converter to finish your work on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Mountain Lion(10.8) etc.

Step 2. Select the output format. Just choose “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S II (I9100)(*.mp4)” which is a format specially designed for Galaxy S2 but also works for the S4.

Then, Click “Settings” button to set the video/audio parameters so as to get the best video quality playback on Galaxy S4. As follows:

Step 3: Hit the “Convert” button to start transcoding iTunes movies to Galaxy S4.

The DRM-free conversion process will take some time, when it’s done, click “Open” button to get the converted movie file and transfer it to Galaxy S4 (See also: 3 ways to transfer media files to Galaxy S4). After that, you can view iTunes contents on Galaxy S4 with ease.

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