How to Remove DRM from Apple Music Tracks, iTunes Movies, Shows Etc.


If you want to know how to remove DRM from Apple music tracks or iTunes movies or TV shows, you are at the right place. This article explains how you can remove all copyright restrictions from a track of Apple music or a video file so that you can play it on any devices if you want.

All Music Streaming Services like Apple music put restrictions to the music tracks you download to your iPhone. It prevents users from playing it on other non-authorised devices. In fact, It prevents you from using the contents illegally. Yes, You can play any purchased videos or music on any devices where iTunes is installed. But, It doesn’t give you the flexibility as like the MP3 or MP4 tracks. So, You may want to get rid of this type of restrictions.

Removing DRM from Apple Music

How to Remove DRM from Apple Music Tracks, iTunes Shows and Contents

If you want to get rid of the restrictions from the digital products that you have purchased from Apple, you can do it easily. There are a few good third-party tools available which can do it effectively. One of my favorites is WinX MediaTrans. By the way, To remove DRM, follow these steps.

1. Install iTunes

At first, You will need to classic iTunes software for your desktop. The Universal iTunes app from Windows Store won’t work. So, Make sure, You have installed the Classic iTunes software. You can download the iTunes from here:


2. Configure iTunes

After installing, You will have to share the XML library file with third-party tools from iTunes. To do it, follow these instructions.

  • At first, Open the iTunes.
  • Then, Click on Edit from the menu and go to Preferences.
  • Now, Go to Advanced tab.
  • Check the option “Share iTunes Library XML with Other Applications” and save this setting.

2. Install WinX MediaTrans or Any Other DRM Remover

At first, You will need a tool that can remove the digital rights management restriction. In this case, You can use WinX MediaTrans. It is a very good iPhone manager which can do other additional tasks. But, It is a premium software which has no free version. It offers 7 days free trial. Unfortunately, The trial addition won’t allow you to remove DRM from any Apple Music or iTunes tracks. Anyway, You can purchase it at a great discount. To get the discount coupon, Read: WinX MediaTrans Review

2. Remove DRM

Now, It’s time to Remove DRM from Apple music tracks or anything you want. To do it, follow these steps.

Removing DRM

  • At first, Open the WinX MediaTrans.
  • Now, You will see an option “Remove DRM.” Just, Click on it.
  • Then, You will see a new window. From there, Click on “Add File.”
  • Then, Select and add the Apple music or iTunes movies or Shows etc.
  • At last, Click on Remove DRM button.
  • Wait for a while to finish the process.

By this way, You can remove DRM from Apple music or TV shows purchased from iTunes. By default, Apple music tracks are in M4A and video tracks are in M4V format. After removing DRM, These will be MP3 and MP4 format. As a result, You can play them anywhere you want without any restrictions.

Is Removing DRM Illegal?

It totally depends on your country law. In the US or UK, Removing DRM from any digital product is illegal. In some countries, Copyright laws are not properly adopted. In some countries, It is permitted to remove DRM as long as your intention is fair. In my opinion, You only should remove DRM for personal reasons.

It’s true, If you remove DRM for personal usage, whatever the law is, it is almost impossible to get caught. But, If anyone wants to do it to redistribute and earn the illegal profit, there is risk. And I don’t encourage you to do it.

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Hasibul Kabir is the founder of TechClassy. He is a Tech Blogger, Web Developer & Hobbyist Game Developer. He loves to write on technology, mainly Windows, macOS, iOS, etc.


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