Streamate.com is one of the longest running and best known adult cam sites. They have been dominating webcam industry for over 12 years now and they are considered one of the best cam sites available out there.
Streamate gives you the option of live video chat where you can talk with amateur performers or porn stars whilst watching them live on webcam. This is what it is all about.
It is considered to be one of the most complete websites offering live video chat under over 30 categories to choose from. Regularly updated image list of current online performers and events calendar makes it even more attractive.
The Website & Content
After pointing your browser to Streamate.com you will be able to find a nice looking and well designed homepage. Easy navigation allows to access anywhere on the site quickly and easily. At the bottom you can select your language (choose from 8 popular European languages).
The top navigation bar contains links to:
- Search – A very effective in site search engine
- New Models – A page dedicated to new models registered on the site. These girls tend to charge less than some of the more experienced models on the site.
Each profile displays a member rating, a snippet from her bio, age and location as well as their current status. This could include things like Party Chat or Gold Show (discussed later).
Across the top of the image are icons that show what features the chat host uses. These usually include; confidential phone service (phone sex), HD cams or Audio.
Once you have chosen a girl or guy you like the look of you can click their image and you will be taken to her streaming video chat page. From here you can, and surely will watch her free show. Below the live webcam stream you’ll find the bio where she can write something about herself and her interests. The other tabs available show her photos and videos (if available) as well as past shows which have been recorded and of course her schedule. You can also tip the girl from here once you have registered.
You probably noticed that Streamate have various statuses when you are choosing a model, these include:
- Online – Also called the classic chat. Here is model is on a free shows for everyone to see, and is usually showing off to get members to take her to a private or exclusive chat and charge the member a per minute price (can vary from $2 for new models to $5 for veterans). Only the model can see what is typed by members
- Party chat – Another free option. Model is also looking for private or exclusive show customers, but may also start a gold show. Everyone can see what is being typed by all members.
- Gold show – The performer sets a time limit (like 15-20 minutes. Model decides this) to gather members to pay a sort of entrance fee (model also decides this) towards a show to all those who pay. Example: Model sets a $100 goal in 15 minutes to start a show. To view the show, interested members have to pay $5. If the girl gets $100 in 15 minutes, the show starts, if not, members are reimbursed and the model is left on free chat.
- Offline – Model is not online. Pretty simple.
Streamate uses its own currency for private shows and tipping called “GOLD”. It can be purchased by using any credit or debit card. You can also access the video and image database, certain sections will require payment in gold.
Registering at Streamate
If you want the complete Streamate experience and join the millions of happy members you are likely going to want to create a free account. This enables you to have unlimited member access to all the live video chat. Registering is easy enough and takes just a few minutes. You will require a credit/debit card or paypal (to verify your age) to register.
Once registered, you are now able to send gold and take the beautiful models into private chat.
Streamate has a neat feature where you can set a daily spending limit (ie $15 per day) which enables you great control over your money.
Streamate.com is one of the largest adult webcam sites of it’s kind with almost 1/4 million registered models, a seriously staggering mumber. Every hour of every day you are likely to find 5,000+ online (this is far more than any other cam site anywhere!) Finding a girl or guy that you like the look of isn’t hard – even if you are super choosy or have great expectations.
Most of girls available tend to be regular amateurs rather than pro models. Some are really attractive and very sexy but overall, the choice is about average.
The vast majority of the camgirls is very accommodating and usually tries to please users in their live shows. A lot of the hosts don’t mind showing nudity, even in free chat however to view a proper sex session you will be invited into a private show or group show if you prefer. The fact that you can watch for free and live is a great bonus for lurkers and it allows you to experience the cute camgirls before putting your hand on your wallet.
I found navigating around Streamate a little difficult at first due to the different types of show however, once you get it things become much easier. The website runs really fast and is very effective. I found loading times to be very fast, even for models broadcasting in HD (high definition).
Once you get the idea behind GOLD shows you will realize how they can improve the overall experience. It is much cheaper than a private pay per minute show (for a 10 minute show think $5 against $3 per minute). The only drawback is that things can get pretty crowded in the rooms at times.
Streamate offered fantastic support when tested and the billing is easy to understand and anonymous. All in all, there is heck of a lot of good things to say about this site. Ok, so the search and filter function could be refined and some of the girls are less than fantastic. On the positive side they have a nice easy to use site, more chat hosts than pretty much any other site and decent quality webcam video.