Download/Install/play iTunes on Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT/Pro

This article will teach you how to convert your iTunes purchases to Microsoft Surface RT or Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT/Pro playable file formats step by step.

Microsoft have revealed the second iterations to their Surface tablet line, refreshing both the original Surface and the Surface Pro. Pre-sales of the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were doing very well, with stock running low on a few variations of the new hardware.

Play iTunes on Surface tablet

As we know, movies, video, TV shows from iTunes stores are locked with Apple’s DRM protection. You can only play the media on Apple products like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. If you own a Microsoft Surface, you may want to watch the iTunes movies on Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT/Pro for its new 1080p display.

However, due to DRM protection, even if you can transfer iTunes movies to Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT/Pro, you cannot watch them. However, the good news is that there is still a way to play iTunes M4V videos on Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT/Pro for Windows tablet by removing DRM protection from iTunes movies and convert M4V to Surface compatible MP4 format.


To achieve your goal smoothly, below is a simple tutorial for you, guaranteed to get iTunes movies and Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT/Pro to play nicely. To get the work done, you have to download an app that you are going to use later. You are recommended to download and install:

Pavtube ChewTune (available for Windows or for Mac users). Get the Mac version here. (Read Top DRM Removal Programs Review)

The program is an intuitive and stable iTunes Movie DRM converter which can easily handle DRM-protected contents including iTunes, Digital Copies coming with Blu-ray/DVD discs and more. Meanwhile the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original.

Few tips before starting the whole iTunes DRM video to Surface Conversion:

1. Make sure that your computer is authorized for source videos, that is to say you can play the source iTunes movies in iTunes, play Amazon and digital copy using Windows Media Player.

2. Allow the audio driver installed during the Pavtube ChewTune installation.


3. Close iTunes before running the Pavtube DRM Removal Converter when converting iTunes M4V movies.

4. It would take as long as the source movie length for the whole DRM video to Microsoft Surface conversion process since Pavtube ChewTune records source DRM videos in 1:1 video and audio quality.

How to Convert DRMed iTunes M4V to Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT/Pro DRM-free MP4 videos on Mac

Step 1: Run the top iTunes movie DRM Decoder for Surface, and press "Add Video" icon to import your local iTunes m4v video files from computer.


Step 2: Choose the output video format and output folder. Click “Format” bar and move mouse to “Windows” column, you can easily find the profile of “Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on Surface perfectly.



If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. P.S. For watching videos on the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT/Pro Tablet. I find that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. After above steps, just click “Convert” to start removing iTunes DRM protection and converting iTunes M4V to Microsoft Surface MP4 videos on Mac.

As you see, once the process completes, download and transfer the DRM-free iTunes videos from Mac to your Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT/Pro Tablet via USB cable and enjoy the movies. 


Plus, if your movie isn’t already in one of the supported formats or it’s still on a DVD or a Blu-ray, you can get the Video Converter Ultimate in this bundle which can help you rip Blu-ray, DVD and videos like MKV, AVI, WMV, TiVo, MPG, VOB and more to your Surface tablets for smoothly playing.

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