Apple Content on Roku?

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

  1. Andrew07 macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2007
    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

    maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    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. whooleytoo macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    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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