We usually rent movies or TV shows via computer or iPhone, iPad. Somebody who own an Apple TV can also rent movies or TV shows from iTunes and play the rented movies on their home theater system.
However, if the movies we rented are HD quality, they are not allowed to transfer to any other devices via Apple TV. Only iOS devices that can display HD content can play iTunes HD movies. As you know, HD movies are the regular content in iTunes movie store. It's really an imperfection for Apple's service. How can we watch the iTunes HD rental movies on our TV set via Apple TV?
It's a common sense that all iTunes movies/tv shows rented or bought are DRM protected and are limited to play or edit. So if we plan to transfer the Apple TV rented iTunes HD movies to our home theater system, we have to bypass the iTunes DRM protection at first.
TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac is a professional but easy to use iTunes DRM removal program for Mac users. This DRM removal software supports removing DRM protection from both iTunes purchased and rented movies/TV shows. It easily converts iTunes DRM M4V videos to unprotected MP4 format with 20x fast speed and excellent quality.
Step 1. Download and Run TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac
To launch this program successfully, you need to install the newest iTunes and run Mac OS 10.8 or later.
Step 2. Add iTunes HD rented movies or TV shows
This step requires you to authorize the iTunes account on the computer at first, then you can sync the iTunes HD movies rented using the Apple ID on Apple TV. Click "Add" button, then you can choose the movies from iTunes library directly.
Step 3. Start removing DRM From iTunes Rental HD Movies/TV Shows
Click "Start Convert" button, you can get the TunesKit DRM Media Converter running soon. You don't need any further settings before start. After the process done, you can click "Histroy" to get the converted MP4 videos with DRM free.The converted videos is kept with the original quality 100%.
Run iTunes on your Mac, then click "File" Menu, choose "Add Files to Library" option, then locate the converted MP4 files and click "Open" to import. The imported MP4 videos will automatically show in the iTunes movie library. And you can play the videos well with iTunes.
Click "Files -> Home Sharing -> Turn On Home Sharing"
Then you will be asked to enter you Apple ID to open home sharing service.
Once the home sharing service is turned on successfully, your Apple TV can find the sharing movies via local network. Then you can play the converted MP4 videos on Apple TV and enjoy it with your home theater system.