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Ultimate list of Best DRM Removal for Mac/Windows

DRM is troublesome. People have to get rid of DRM restriction to master the DRM media content after bought. DRM removal is such tool to help. We have done the research and provided the ultimate list of DRM removal for Mac/Windows in this article to help you get DRM-free copies at ease.



The media content we bought from Internet are mainly DRM protected. Although there are places to sell DRM-free content, it is not going to be from major studios like iTunes store, Amazon, Sony, Hulu, Netflix and etc. To catch the latest TV shows, movies, music, audiobooks or eBooks, we usually go to the big boys and purchase the DRM items for legally usage.

However, when it comes to DRM, things get a lot of more difficult even though we have already purchased the item. It is well-understood that the movie and TV companies are obsessed with copy-protecting their content for protecting their investment in time and money, while it limits our consumers’ enjoyment of media content that bought legally by placing too many restrictions.

How DRM removal software come?

The rise of DRM media converter is based on this situation. DRM removal software is the special tool used for converting between different audio and video standards, while also legally removing any DRM protection along the way. There are a lot of Windows version DRM removal tools in the market like Aimersoft, Tunebit, Soundtaxi, NoteBurner, M4VGear while the DRM removal for Mac is a bit thin on the ground compared to the PC, let alone the high-performance Mac DRM removal applications.

You are right here if you have been trapped or have being suffered the pain on DRM restriction. To remove DRM from your iTunes music, movies and TV shows, or Apple Music song, Spotify music, or unlock the audible audio book, eBook DRM from Amazon kindle, Barnes & Noble on Mac OS, this ultimate list of DRM removal software for Mac listed below would get the job done perfectly. We have tested a lot and picked the best of them for your enjoying DRM-ed music, movies, audioboks, eBook files on any devices you have without limitation.

Update: The ultimate list of DRM remover was edited on October 3rd, 2017, adding a more powerful audible DRM converter and correcting a few product description based on the latest version.

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Best DRM Removal Programs for Mac/Windows

The DRM removal software reviewed here are ensured to produce good HD and sound quality after experiment. To help you understand each DRM remover intuitively, we introduce the ultimate list of  DRM removal tools in several parts: overview, DRM type, download size, price, compatibility, conversion theory, speed, skill level.

iTunes DRM Audio Converter for Mac & Windows
Sidify Apple Music Converter for Mac & Windows
Sidify DRM Music Converter for Spotify Mac & Windows
 NoteBurner M4V Converter for Mac & Windows
 Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter Platinum & Windows
Tuneskit iTunes M4V Converter for Mac & Windows

 Pavtube Chewtune for Mac & Windows
Audible DRM Audiobook Converter for Mac & Windows
ePubor DRM eBook Converter for Mac & Windows

iTunes DRM Audio Converter for Mac & Windows


Overview: This iTunes DRM audio converter can be used to remove DRM from Apple Music files, iTunes M4P songs and audiobooks. It simply converts protected Apple Music, iTunes music as well as audiobooks to plain MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC format with lossless quality at 20X conversion speed. 

Type: Remove DRM from iTunes Apple Music, iTunes songs, audiobooks

Price: $39.95

Download size: 4.7MB

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, and macOS High Sierra 10.13; support iTunes 12.7

Conversion theory and speed: 20X

Skill level:  easy

The goods/Why you’ll love it:

  • Convert iTunes M4P songs, Apple Music as well as audiobook
  • Light weight installer
  • Output to common MP3, AAC and lossless WAV, FLAC audio format

>> iTunes DRM Audio Converter Review


Sidify Apple Music Converter for Mac & Windows


Overview: Wanna backup Apple Music songs on computer? Or convert Apple Music to common MP3 audio? Sidify Apple Music Converter is what you are looking for. With concise interface and self-explained buttons, the Apple Music DRM removal takes you only 3 steps to turning Apple Music to MP3, AAC or FLAC, WAV audio files.

Type: Remove DRM from Apple Music

Price: $39.95

Download size: 4.9MB

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and macOS High Sierra 10.13; support the latest iTunes 12.7

Conversion theory and speed: 20X

Skill level:  easy

The goods/Why you’ll love it:

  • Self-explained interface
  • Keep Artwork, Metadata (artist, disc number, composer, album, year, track number, genre)
  • Preserve high quality

>> Sidify Apple Music Converter Review

Sidify DRM Music Converter for Spotify Mac & Windows


Overview: Sidify Music Converter for Spotify enables you to put your Spotify music on any device that does not play streaming services. It does a great job recording the DRM protected Spotify songs or whole playlist with 5X faster speed and fairly good quality, resulting in flawless MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV files without glitches.

Type: Remove DRM from Spotify music

Price: $39.95

Download size: 4.5MB

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and macOS High Sierra 10.13

Conversion theory and speed: Recording

Skill level:  easy

The goods/Why you’ll love it:

  • Offer multiple audio quality to choose, up to 320kbps
  • Support converting Spotify playlist
  • Retain ID3 tags such as Title, Artist, Album, Year and Genre

>> Spotify Music Converter Review

Noteburner M4V Converter for Mac & Windows


Overview: A professional DRM M4V Converter specially designed to convert iTunes HD or SD M4V movies, music videos, TV shows to DRM-free video formats for watching on different popular media players, cell phones, tablets, etc. It supports batch conversion which helps convert multiple files at a time.

Type: Remove DRM from iTunes movies, TV shows, music videos

Price: $49.95

Download size: 22.9MB

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, macOS 10.12 Sierra; support the latest iTunes 12.7

Skill level:  easy

The goods/Why you’ll love it:

  • Embed with pre-defined popular output devices such as iPhone 7 plus, Nexus 6…
  • Support customizing the settings

>> Noteburner M4V Converter Review

Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter Platinum & Windows


Overview: As its name indicates, Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter Platinum mainly solves the problem on removing DRM from videos in iTunes store. It is capable of converting both DRM-ed iTunes purchased (including iTunes Extras) and rented movies to plain MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MPEG… for playback on Kindle, Xbox, PS4, Samsung, Nexus, tablets and etc in excellent quality. (More details >>)

Type: Remove DRM from iTunes movies, TV shows, music videos

Price: $49.95

Download size: 18.5MB

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, macOS 10.12 Sierra; support the latest iTunes 12.7

Skill level:  easy

The goods/Why you’ll love it:

  • Retain all subtitles (including CC) and audio tracks (including audio descriptions & AC3 5.1 audio) after conversion
  • 20X fast conversion speed
  • 100% lossless video quality preserved

>> Official Site

Tuneskit for Mac & Windows


Overview: A great iTunes DRM remover that converts DRM-locked M4V files into MP4. It can remove the DRM protection from the video files, including movies and TV shows that you have purchased or rented from the iTunes store very easily, export to MP4 with audio tracks and subtitle kept.

Type: Remove DRM from iTunes movies, TV shows, music videos

Price: $44.95

Download size: 2.4MB

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, macOS 10.12 Sierra; support the latest iTunes 12.7

Conversion theory and speed: Decoding; 20X

Skill level:  easy

The goods/Why you’ll love it:

  • Very handy to complete the conversion task
  • Light weight installer

>> Tuneskit Review

Pavtube ChewTune for Mac & Windows


Overview: Pavtube ChewTune for Mac is capable of converting iTunes protected videos that has been transferred to iTunes to many other video and audio formats.  Free of the limitation of Blu-ray/DVD digital copy M4V videos from iTunes. Convert iTunes M4V videos to common formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc.

Type: Protected movies, TV shows from iTunes, and Blu-ray/DVD digital copy videos that have been transferred to iTunes.

Price: $29

Download size: ?

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7; Apple iTunes 10.5

Conversion theory and speed: Transcode

Skill level:  medium

The goods/Why you’ll love it:

  • Work fine under old Mac OS

Audible DRM Audiobook Converter for Mac & Windows


Overview: An innovative Audible DRM converter designed to losslessly convert any DRM-protected Audible audio book from AA, AAX formats to MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV, AAC, AC3, FLAC and other DRM-free popular audios. It offers you customization options to split the audiobook and preserve the chapter after conversion.

Type: Remove DRM from Audible DRM protected audiobooks

Price: $29.95

Download size: 6.3MB

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and macOS High Sierra 10.13

Conversion theory and speed: Deciphering

Skill level:  easy

The goods/Why you’ll love it:

  • Keep chapters
  • Retain the original metadata info and ID3 tags, such as book title, artist, author, date, etc.
  • No extra hardware or virtual drive needed
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Ultimate DRM eBook Converter for Mac


Overview: An all-purpose eBook DRM Removal and eBook Converter. It can remove DRM protection from all eBook sold by any retailers, including Amazon Kindle, Sony, Barnes & Noble, KOBO etc. It also performs as an eBook Converter to convert eBooks between a wide range of eBook formats and for all popular eBook reader devices or software.

Type: Remove DRM from eBook in Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo, Google Play and more

Price: $29.99

Download size: ?

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.6 or later 

Conversion theory and speed: convert

Skill level:  easy

>> Official Site


According to our testing on each of Mac DRM removal software on the ultimate list, it is proved that the actual process of converting DRM-restricted video, music, audiobook or eBook files is incredibly easy. Even if you aren’t super computer-savvy, you will be able to figure it out.

As the DRM removal solutions in the ultimate list are mainly for different DRM removing purpose, it is not hard to choose the one you need. If you want to remove DRM from movies purchased from iTunes, Amazon or Hulu, you get the choices from Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter Platinum, Tuneskit, NoteBurner M4V Converter and Pavtube. And if you wanna enjoy DRM-ed music, audiobooks or eBooks on your devices, the iTunes DRM Audio Converter, Apple Music Converter, Sidify DRM Audio Converter, DRM Audiobook Converter and eBook Converter could help you. We also list its Windows version if it is available in case you are running Windows operation system as well.

We will constantly update the ultimate list of DRM Removal for helping you get rid of all kinds of DRM to enjoy your purchased DRM-ed media content more easily.


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