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How to Stream iTunes Purchased & Rented Movies on iPhone 8?

If you’ve had an iPhone 8 (Plus) for awhile and you want to transfer some of your iTunes movies to the new phone to enjoy on a trip or share with friends, you might be wondering how you might transfer media files to iPhone with iTunes. Although you can easily transfer iTunes movies to your iPhone 8 with iTunes, sometimes iTunes can be a pain. Here we'll list some syncing problem with iTunes and also show you a better way to stream iTunes rentals and purchases on iPhone 8 without restrictions.

Stream iTunes Movie on iPhone 8

Guide Why We Shouldn't Use iTunes to Transfer Media Files?

Firstly, you need to know that transferring movies to your iPhone isn’t that easy when you’re using iTunes - sometimes with insolvable errors. Besides, some of the syncing problems that occur in the following situations include: 

Also a rented item expires 30 days after you rent it or 24 hours (in the US) once you start playing it. To get rid of the iTunes rental limitation and keep iTunes rental forever on your iPhone 8, you'd better to remove DRM from these iTunes rentals.

Guide Tutorial: How to Play iTunes Movies on iPhone 8/8 Plus?

To transfer movie from your computer to iPhone 8 without iTunes and without any risks of losing your data, here is a professional iTunes M4V Converter tool to change the situation.

M4VGear DRM Media Converter is an outstanding program worthy of try for Mac and Windows user. Its primary goal is to allow iTunes users get the ability to watch iTunes video content on other devices such as iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV...) , Android phones (Samsung Phones, Google Nexus series, ) or TV Consoles (Samsung TV, LG TV, SONY TV...). M4VGear can convert any iTunes M4V file to a DRM-free MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, or other common video file type. What's more, this powerful iTunes DRM removal tool can also retain subtitles and audio tracks after conversion.

This guide takes the Windows version of M4VGear program as an example. Mac version would perform in a similar way.

Step 1. Download and Install M4VGear on Your Mac/ Windows Computer.

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Note: Make sure your iTunes is well-installed.

Step 2. Import iTunes M4V Videos to M4VGear.

Launch the M4VGear program and iTunes will be opened automatically with it. Click "+ Add Movies" button, then locate and select iTunes movies that you want to convert.

Note: If some of movies can't be imported via adding video window, you can try to find the local movie file and directly drag & drop it to the M4VGear main interface for importing. Also, your computer must be authorized with the same Apple ID that you used when downloading the iTunes movies.

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Step 3. Choose Output Format and Output Path.

After adding the video files, you can click the small icon next to "Lossless MP4" to change the output format and output path. If you don't need to change the output format and output path, the converted videos would be converted as MP4 file and stored under the default folder.

Choose Output Format

Step 4. Start Conversion.

Click video format button in the lower right corner to start conversion process.

Note: When you are choosing "Lossless MP4" as output format, your m4v video are converted at 20X faster speed which far surpasses other similar programs in the market, as well as keep all subtitles (including CC) and audio tracks.

Convert iTunes M4V videos to MP4

Once finished conversion, you can click the "Converted Movies" button to find well converted iTunes videos and all these iTunes movies are now free from any restriction. You can transfer them from computer to iPhone 8 (plus) or other mobile device for watching without any limitation.

Sync iTunes Movies to iPhone 8

Method 1: Transfer video files from Computer to iPhone 8 (Plus) via iCloud

If you have other iOS devices running iOS 8 or higher version and have iCloud backups, you can log in iCloud on your new iPhone 8 (Plus) (go to Setting -> iCloud -> Enter your Apple ID info -> then you will get a iCloud terms doc, agree it) and restore the iCloud backup on the device.

Method 2: Transfer your media files from Computer to iPhone 8 (Plus) with Syncios iOS Manager

Syncios iOS Manager is a free yet powerful PC to iPhone Transfer tool, which can help you easily transfer all types of files between computer and iOS devices without iTunes. (Guide to Transfer All Files from PC to iPhone 8 with Syncios.)

Now, you can enjoy your iTunes purchased and rented movies on iPhone 8 (Plus) for watching without any limitation.

Video Tutorial: How to Convert iTunes Movies to MP4 on Windows?


Note: M4VGear allows you to convert 1 minute of iTunes M4V videos for free. You can purchase the full version of M4VGear iTunes M4V to MP4 Converter with limited-time price $44.95 ($49.95) to remove the time restriction Now.

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