Apple Content on Roku?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Andrew07, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I just saw that there is a Roku player that has a USB port. Is it possible to play iTunes content (purchased music and movies/TV shows) through the Roku via an external hard drive?
     
  2. maturola, Mar 29, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012

    macrumors 68040

    maturola

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    #2
    No (legally), Roku can play .mp4 or m4v (and some private channels support ACC playback) however it cannot decoded iTunes DRM, you need an "Authorized" device to play itunes' content.

    * There are works around that cannot be dicuss on this forums, google is your friend (actually Roku forums have ton of info on that)
     
  3. macrumors 603

    whooleytoo

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    #3
    As above - music yes*, video no.

    (* iTunes music a few years back also had DRM, and this wouldn't be playable on the Roku)
     

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