Watch The X Factor on ITV from anywhere

The X Factor is broadcast live on ITV in the UK, with catchup on ITV Hub. Available simulcast on UTV in Northern Ireland, STV in Scotland and TV3 in Ireland.

A British reality television music competition, The X Factor aims to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began in 2004 and has since aired annually from August/September until December.

The series consists of auditions, bootcamp, judges’ houses, several weeks of live shows, semi-finals and the final. The series has a spin-off behind-the-scenes show called The Xtra Factor, which airs directly after the main show on ITV2.

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2016 series of X-Factor saw the return of Dermot O’Leary as host with Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger as the judges.

There have been 12 winners of the show to date: Steve Brookstein, Shayne Ward, Leona Lewis, Leon Jackson, Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, Matt Cardle, Little Mix, James Arthur, Sam Bailey, Ben Haenow and Louisa Johnson.

Separate global editions of The X Factor have been broadcast in USA (until 2013) and Australia (ongoing).

How to watch The X Factor on ITV from anywhere…

When you load ITV or ITV Hub in the USA, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Dubai, Canada etc. you will get an error message.  This is basically because their streaming services are geoblocked based on the IP address being used to access it. You must be a UK domestic web user to access ITV live tv streaming and catchup with ITV Hub.

  • Get a UK IP address.
  • If you just want to watch on your PC, Mac or iPad. Then you can get a UK Proxy or VPN from Liberty Shield from only £6.99 per month.
  • Prefer to watch on supported media streaming devices like Smart TVs, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, Amazon Fire TV, Roku etc? You’ll need a UK configured VPN Router setup as British for only £54.99 with FREE Worldwide Shipping.


Furthermore ITV Hub isn’t the only geographically-censored streaming services a VPN or Proxy will allow you to access.  Other UK services like BBC Sport, BBC iPlayer, All 4, Sky Go and Now TV are available. Plus with the option to switch to our USA service whenever you like, you can access Hulu, HBO GO, Netflix and Pandora.  Essentially you can access international content from virtually anywhere!


X Factor Judges
  • Simon Cowell (current)
  • Sharon Osbourne (current)
  • Louis Walsh (current)
  • Nicole Scherzinger (current)
  • Dannii Minogue
  • Brian Friedman
  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
  • Gary Barlow
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Tulisa
  • Mel B
  • Nick Grimshaw
  • Rita Ora
The X Factor 2016 Contestants
  • Ryan Lawrie
  • Freddy Parker
  • Matt Terry
  • Sam Lavery
  • Gifty Louise
  • Emily Middlemas
  • Saara Aalto
  • Relley C
  • Honey G
  • 5 After Midnight
  • Bratavio
  • Brooks Way
  • Four of Diamonds
Watch The X Factor on ITV from anywhere

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