On , the band announced a partnership with Office Depot on a limited-edition capsule collection of back to school supplies.
They also confirmed that a portion of the proceeds from the alliance would go toward an anti-bullying educational program intended to promote kinder behaviour in schools. The day constituted of a landmark 7.5-hour socially interactive You Tube live-stream featuring live band performances, celebrity guests including, Simon Cowell, Cindy Crawford, Piers Morgan, Jerry Springer and many more.
On 13 December, One Direction performed on The X Factor final.
Their last televised performance as a group, before their hiatus, was on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on 31 December 2015.
After the announcement, the band announced the film would also have a limited 10–11 October 2014 international cinema release before its home media release in November 2014.