Free Voting Coming To The X Factor
Fans to get to cast their votes at no cost on tie-in app...
The X Factor is set to offer free voting for the first time in the show's 11-year history.
Fans will be able to support their favourite acts via a mobile app for Android and iOS, which will also give them the opportunity to provide live feedback and get exclusive content.
The "Fifth Judge" feature will allow users to predict which act they think will make it through to the next round.
But while fans are obviously free to spend as much money as they want making numerous phone votes, the in-app votes will be limited to five in each voting window.
These can all be cast for one hopeful, or for a combination of contestants.
Video content will also be available in the app, including backstage interviews by online presenter Luke Franks.