I bought Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Deadpool 2 and Mission: Impossible – Fallout from itunes and want to watch it on my Sony XBR-55A9F Android Smart TV. I have the adapter and everything is plugged in but i can not get a picture on my Android TV. What do i need to do to have the picture come through? The first time I connect the TV with my Macbook Pro, then I click to play the movie, the Sony XBR-55A9F acted like it can play it, but soon I got a black screen. Is there any special settings needed? Or is the Android TV compatible with iTunes content?
Why We Can’t Watch iTunes Purchased/Rented Movies on Sony Android TV?
The A9F is a poster boy for Sony’s new Master Series TVs, an appellation to signify premium performance, and is joined by the Z9F, a high performance LED-LCD TV, which is an update on the much-lauded Sony Bravia Z9D. You can stream beautiful video from your favorite sites like Netflix, YouTube and HuluPlus with built-in Wi-Fi5. Or you can also connect your tablet which is using compatible Android OS, then stream the content from Android phones to Sony XBR-55A9F or Sony XBR-65A9F. By adopting leading technologies, Sony Android TV can provide you with 4K ultra HD resolution for watching TV. It upscales all of your existing sports, TV shows and even YouTube clips with the 4K X-Reality PRO picture engine.
But why we can’t watch any iTunes M4V movies with such a powerful Android TV directly?
The problem is DRM protection. All movies/TV show episodes purchased or rented from iTunes store are strictly DRM protected by Apple’s Fairplay DRM protection. We can only watch the iTunes movies with Apple’s products, like iTunes, Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iTouch etc. But here I want to walk you through on how to stream iTunes DRMed videos to Sony XBR-55A9F or Sony XBR-65A9F step by step.
Sony XBR A9F Series Android TV USB Supported Format
USB drive format support :
USB playback codecs
MPEG1: MPEG1/MPEG2PS: MPEG2/MPEG2TS (HDV, AVCHD): MPEG2, AVC/MP4 (XAVC S): AVC, MPEG4, HEVC/AVI: Xvid, MotionJpeg/ASF (WMV): VC1/MOV: AVC, MPEG4, MotionJpeg/MKV: Xvid, AVC, MPEG4, VP8. HEVC/WEBM: VP8/3GPP: MPEG4, AVC/MP3/ASF (WMA)/WAV/MP4AAC/FLAC/JPEG; WEBM: VP9/AC4/ogg/AAC/ARW (Screen nail only)
How to get iTunes movies on Sony XBR A9F Series Android TV?
Remove DRM From iTunes Movies and Stream to Sony Android easily
Yes, if we can get rid of the annoying DRM protection, we can stream any iTunes downloaded videos to Sony XBR A9F Series Android TV freely. The best tool we recommend to you is M4VGO. As well as a smart iTunes DRM video converter, is such a perfect tool to remove DRM protection from iTunes movie rentals and purchases, and convert the DRM-ed M4V videos to plain MP4 format for playing on any other common digital players and devices besides Apple’s.
1. Add iTunes Movies
Launch M4VGO, then click “Add Files” button, you can import iTunes downloaded iTunes movies ro TV shows to this iTunes to Android TV Converter from iTunes library directly. Drag and drop operation is also supported.
2. Choose Sony Android TV supported format
After imported the iTunes videos, you can select the output format by clicking the “Format” bar. Here, H.264 MP4 is perfect supported by Sony XBR A9F Series Android TV, including Sony XBR-55A9F and XBR-65A9F. You can get this profile under “HDTV” category.
3. Start video conversion
Click “Convert” button to begin remove the iTunes DRM protection and convert M4V to H.264 MP4 on your computer. When the conversion is done, you can stream the iTunes movies to Sony Bravia TV via Plex, Roku, Chromecast etc. Or just simply store the DRM free iTunes movies on a USB then Plug the USB to the Sony Android TV directly.