After Google debut its Chromecast dongle to easily casting apps like Netflix and photos onto TV, Chromecast was met with genuine consumer interest and an initial dearth of apps that may compromised its reputation as the go-to device to stream media. However, is it all impeccable for Chromecast streamer? No, of course not.
The downloaded Amazon Instant Videos and Movies are always with DRM protection which makes difficult to watch these source videos and movies directly on the Chromecast. You may find that recently there are a few of users looking for the way to play Amazon Instant Videos on Chromecast, on Chromecast related forums there are a lot of this kind of questions asked. Here, we offers two effective ways for helping you Transfer Amazon Instant Videos to Chromecast for sharing at anytime!
[Part I] – Remove DRM protection and Convert/Record Amazon Instant Videos to Chromecast
As we know, videos, TV shows, movies, etc. purchased or download from Amazon Instant Video are protected by DRM and can’t play on non-specified players. Unluckily, Google Chromecast is one of them. Meanwhile, WMV is not a format supported by Chromecast (It prefers MP4). That means, to play Amazon video on Chromecast, you’ll need to both remove DRM protection from Amazon videos and at the same time convert WMV to Chromecast compatible formats.
To play amazon wmv on Chromecast, a DRM removal and a video converter are needed. To make it simpler, you can get an all-in-one DRM removal and converter. No worries, it couldn’t be simpler only if you find this professional and top DRM removal program: Pavtube ChewTune – a Amazon WMV to Chromecast recorder! Actually, it is nearly able to unlock all the DRM videos as long as your video is authorized and it’s able to playback on this computer.
Simple steps to strip DRM restrictions from Amazon video and convert WMV to Chromecast
Step 1. Download Pavtube ChewTune as the Best DRM removal software.
There would be a command window pop up during the installation to install specific soundcard drive for DRM Removal, please do not shut down it and let it running until the installation completed.
Step 2. Add video and choose target format.
Drag and drop your videos to it directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.
Let’s click the drop-down-list besides “Format” and choose MP4 as the output format from the formats that the Amazon Instant Video to Chromecast Converter provides.
Step 3. Customize target video specs. (Optional)
Click “Settings” to enter Profile Settings window, you can find settings for video size, codec, bitrate and frame rate. Change them according to your own needs.
Step 4. Start conversion.
Now click the big red icon to start converting DRM protected Amazon WMV videos to Chromecast in batch; this converter will activate your media player automatically and start to play this video (let’s keep it running). The player windows cannot be removed or closed.
In the meanwhile, it will start to record this video in MP4 real-time. After the conversion, click “Open output folder” to quick locate the converted video for copying to Chromecast for playback. The conversion time is equal to the video length itself; you can do other tasks during the converting the process. Now, you can view the Amazon Instant Video on Chromecast tablet for sharing with friends.
Tips: This little application is specially designed to remove DRM from videos/audios purchased or rented from not only Amazon Instant Videos, but also iTunes Store, Zune Marketplace, BBC iPlayer, DVD/BD digital copies, or any other protected sources. This DRM Media Converter attains the goal of DRM removal through re-encoding the original, protected video and audio files. After that, you can play your Amazon Instant Video(WMV) on Chromecast and Chromecast series smoothly. The Mac version is ChewTune for Mac.
Solution for streaming issues
With Chromecast, we can enjoy videos, music, and more on TV from computer and other devices with our family and friends with suitable ways. Setup and Use Chromecast is easy, but how to stream? Here is a list of solutions:
- Stream Local Video to Chromecast from Windows/Mac/Android/iOS
- Stream Content from computer or Mobile Device to Chromecast
[Part II] – Puts Amazon Instant Video on Your Chromecast use Primecast
Here, you can hack it together with a handy (and barebones) app. Primecast is a $3 app for Android that puts Amazon Instant Video on your Chromecast by scraping Amazon’s backend to show you a list of your purchased and rented videos. From there, you can add them to a playlist, which Primecast can then sling to your Chromecast. If you’re a Prime subscriber, you can also dig into the Instant Video offerings, but they don’t show by default so you have to go hunt them down in the “Browse” menu. A minor annoyance. Read More >>Workaround Tips.
In a word, the method one muet be the easiest way we wanna to introduce to you. Have fun!