Streamate is another in a long line of cam sites that utilizes both studio performers and true amateurs. They are one of the most trafficked adult webcam sites out there, and prides itself on an easy-to-use interface made for both novice and experienced web users. If they look familiar, it’s because they share the same backend, models, and infrastructure as sites such as Epic Cams and Cam Crush.
With over 5 years behind them, Streamate has amassed a solid harem of webcam cuties from all walks of life. They typically tally close to 500 online performers at any given time. Most niches are represented well on the site as we found plenty of couples, BBWs and mature hosts. Even some harder to find areas such as pregnant cam girls had a nice selection. Girls can be broken down by features such as hair, ethnicity, and body shape.
The site is heavily comprised of Eastern European and Asian girls. In fact, we were unable to find many on the site that didn’t have that geographic makeup. In general, there are a lot of hotties there, but still below where some of their competitors are at. I’d rate the current makeup of cam girls on the site as slightly above average. We found the girls to be friendly most of the time, but didn’t seem to have that extra motivation to truly make your experience memorable.
From a cam show perspective, the speed and quality is real strong. Framerate is better than most sites and the clarity is one of the best out there. We wish more sites would utilize their way of rendering flash. Just fewer than 5% of the girls have HD cameras which provide a much larger window to view. The image quality is real good in HD, although you may run into some choppiness depending on your cam girl’s connection. One odd finding is that only about 20% of the girls offer audio. A big knock for those who like to hear their performers work.
Streamate uses the time tested model of teaser chats to entice users. Members will be able to sit around and chat with cam girls in a non-nude environment for free. When it’s time to get naughty, members can choose from a premium show or exclusive show. Both shows feature the cam girl’s getting naked and entertaining you. The difference being that premium shows can feature other members, while exclusive shows are strictly one-on-one. You will pay a little extra for that privacy though.
All babes on the site have a profile that gives their vital statistics from name, age, measurements and languages spoken. A handy schedule is listed to let you know when they’ll be performing during the week. Picture and video galleries are available that document prior performances (pictures are free while videos are part of a monthly membership fee).
Each girl is also given a rating based on 5 stars that can help you determine whether they’re worth your investment. Similar to other sites though, ratings are not closed off to just those who have watched a show. This leaves them open to abuse from those just rating girls based on looks.
For personalization, Streamate offers a section called “My Streamate”. This is a fairly straightforward favorites section that allows members to add performers they enjoy. If you’re dying to see someone get back online, you can setup alerts that will either text message your phone or update an RSS feed. Streamate also has daily limits on how much you can spend. The default is set at $150/day, but can be changed to as low as $25 if you’re trying to watch your budget.
Membership to Streamate is 100% free of charge. This will allow you to browse around the site and engage in free video chats with performers. For premium and exclusive shows, there is a per minute fee charged. These fees range anywhere from $0.99 to $4.99 a minute. The average cost was at $2.99, although we did find a lot of budget cams particularly amongst the Asian girls. This overall pricing is in line with the averages in the industry.
Ease Of Use
Streamate is one of the simplest, most efficient cam sites on the web. Most actions take one click with little clutter to slow you down. Browsing through performers is easy with a number of ways to search. Top rated hosts are listed first for your convenience. Performers with HD and audio have icons next to their names.
The site is really built for the guy looking for quick and easy cam fun. You will be able to jump into the fray within seconds of joining.
Keep it simple stupid is a famous saying that really fits well with Streamate. The site doesn’t do anything extraordinarily different, nor do they have any complex features. Their focus is on the cam shows and nothing else. They’re a great starter site for a cam newbie, but also offer enough quality cam girls to make an old pro happy. With free membership, you really have nothing to lose.
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