CamSoda vs Chaturbate: Which Cam Site Is Best?

We’ve all heard of Chaturbate but have you come across CamSoda yet? (Pun intended….)

Chaturbate is the most popular live cam site around with a staggering 320+ million hits each month and is the 5th most visited adult website on the planet. Yet, the giants of online sex chat aren’t the only platform in town with plenty of challengers eager to offer audiences bigger and better experiences. CamSoda, a newcomer to the market in 2014, has been gradually growing in popularity with increasingly bolder marketing campaigns and innovating new cam technologies. Though still sizeably smaller than Chaturbate in terms of traffic volume, could they be David to the cam industry’s Goliath?

In this feature, we take a closer look at the number one live camming site, Chaturbate and how competition like CamSoda is battling to win some of the huge market share available for this popular online adult entertainment sector.

Who are CamSoda and Chaturbate?

Two camming sites, CamSoda and Chaturbate both offer live streaming of adult content broadcast by independent models.

Audiences can log in to one of thousands of channels to connect with a live performer, this can be in a group situation or as a private session. Models require tips to perform or you can simply pay by the minute for a one-to-one chat. What goes on in those sessions is between you and the perfomer….and your ISP?!

Live cam sites have become a popular alternative to phone sex and adult chat rooms and are seen as a safe way for women, men and couples to engage with the sex industry remotely.

Certainly during the current coronavirus lockdown, more and more people are turning to live cam sites as a way to provide adult entertainment and with many sex workers unable to work during this health crisis, both CamSoda and Chaturbate are seeing record sign-up rates of new models wanting to get started camming.

There are dozens of big live cam platforms around but Chaturbate is the most popular yet newcomers like CamSoda are snapping at its heels.

CamSoda vs Chaturbate: Stats and Facts

So, lets start with some basic details about how these two live cam sites are performing and find out just how popular they are in terms of traffic.

At the time of this review (April 2020), and according to SimilarWeb, these two sites are separated in the global rank by over 2,400 positions with Chaturbate reaching almost 16 times the volume of people.

Metric CamSoda Chaturbate
Total Monthly Visits 19.07 million 321.47 million
Average Visit Duration 5 minutes 36 seconds 11 minutes and 1 second
Global Rank 61 2,508
Category Rank (Adult) 5 183
Country Rank (United States) 56 687
Pages per visit 4.47 10.99


Whilst Chaturbate remains the market leader, it is worth looking at how interest in CamSoda has been rising over the last five years. A quick search on Google Trends reveals a very promising trajectory with interest in the term ‘camsoda’ clearly continuing to rise:

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Image via Google Trends.

By contrast, interest in the term ‘chaturbate’ worldwide shows a distinctly more static trend:

camsoda vs chaturbate falling demand search terms google

Image via Google Trends.

But what about the services and variety that each can offer?

CamSoda has over 12,400 models registered on their site ranging from some famous porn adult film stars like Dani Daniels, Tori Black and Brandi Love to regular amateur broadcasters.

The vast majority of these channels are operated by solo female performers but there are also solo guys, couples and transsexual performers too.

Quality on the site can be pretty variable as CamSoda has no rules about the resolution its performers broadcast in. A lot of models are opting for HD cameras so there is a decent amount of choice available.

A freemium site, prices for private chats vary by performer but the group chats are free yet tipping does get you a better show. Models on the site earn a proportion of the money they generate so whilst they are keen to tempt audiences in, they don’t give away the milk with the barn, so to speak!

One of the features of CamSoda which sets it apart is its VR broadcasting as well as variety in terms of interactive toys, show types and live streaming SFW events.

Chaturbate offers a similar service with a nice range of models including couples, men, women and trans as well as voyeur/spy cams.

Viewers can also watch group broadcasts for free with a diverse offering of show types to get more exclusive access to models.

They have a lot more registered models on their site than CamSoda and more of these are online at any given time.

CamSoda vs The Rest of the Competition

So, how does CamSoda stack up against the rest of the live cam market? Are they really one of the frontrunners to challeng Chaturbate for its crown?

MyFreeCams is ranked 46th most popular adult website with monthly traffic figures of around 60.73 million hits yet has a lower average visit duration (5 minutes 10 seconds) and fewer pages per visit (4.44).

BongaCams is ranked 11th most popular adult website with monthly traffic figures of around 313.55 million hits but has much lower engagement levels with visitors (on average) staying on the site for 3 minutes 17 seconds and visiting just 2.57 pages.

Ranked 62nd in the adult category, Cam4 achieves around 40.77 million hits each month and engages visitors for around 9 minutes 1 second over an average of 6.11 pages per visit.

LiveJasmin is ranked 14th in the adult category reaching a monthly audience of around 272.85 million people. However, visitors do not stay as long as on CamSoda nor do they visit as many pages with one of the shortest average visit durations of just 2 minutes 33 seconds. This means the typical visitor to the site is only browsing 2.08 pages.

Ranked 37th in the adult category StripChat is the closest in terms of profile to CamSoda yet reaching a larger audience. With 67.63 million hits monthly, their average visit duration is 5 minutes and 51 seconds with 5.12 pages being viewed per visit.

CamSoda: Cutting Edge of Innovation

One of the main things which sets CamSoda apart from its competition is the company’s drive towards new technology and fresh ways for audiences to interact with their models.

Over the last six years, the company has pioneered the use of 360 degree VR live streaming and other broadcast formats such as adult holograms.

They have also been particularly creative with their marketing campaigns including some memorable stunts, promotions and launches. Mostly hoaxes simply designed to get as much attention as possible, all of the ideas are the brainchild of the CamSoda Labs (a department whose primary aim is to create a stir around the brand).

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Image via CamSoda Labs.

These are just a few of the headline grabbing ideas released over the last few years:

  • The Jerk Shirt – launched in 2016, this tongue-in-cheek invention was covered by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of those ‘why does this exist’ ideas. The shirt includes a prosthetic arm so that men can secretly masturbate under their clothing without anyone noticing.
  • The OhRama Sensory Mask – a new type of VR headset which pumps out the smell of ‘panties’ and ‘private’ parts, this CamSoda Labs innovation promised to take immersive porn to the next level. Another story that the media was rather shocked by but produced plenty of publicity.
  • Penis Recognition Technology (PRT) – another attempt to produce some fun hype around its platform, the CamSoda labs announced Dick-ometrics in July 2017. Offering secure login with your penis, the story was widely picked up both in the United States and internationally.
  • RubGrub – in February 2018, CamSoda was once again in the news for one of its inventions…this time a vibrator which ordered you a post-orgasm pizza. Simply hit the button at the base when you are ‘done’ and this nifty little sex toy (supposedly) ordered you a Dominos as a reward.
  • The O-Seat – a seat for your bicycle including a secret compartment for a vibrating sex toy, the press, yet again, went wild over this product launch in January 2020.
camsoda vs chaturbate the o seat

The O-Seat, just one of dozens of innovations from the Cam Soda Labs.

Other stunts over the years include a fake shark attack on one of its cam models, BlowCast (an on-demand virtual blowjob) and an app for your phone that let users simulate oral sex.

Whilst most of the above ideas were hoaxes, jokes or novelty one-offs simply to create a buzz, CamSoda has been at the very cutting edge of innovation with some more interesting and game-changing developments.

In 2016, they launched 3D holographic porn. Though it hasn’t panned out as a leading technology, the launch of Holo-Cam showed how forward-thinking this live camming site is.

The company was also the first to create live streams using 360-degree VR technology.

They were also one of the first adult cams site to launch live streaming on its site with LifeStream. Also known as voyeur cams, these 24/7 broadcasts catch more than just porn and audiences can tune in to watch models simply going about their daily business from eating breakfast or sleeping to watching TV or getting dressed. They even offered regular people the chance to stream their Thanksgiving meals in November 2019 and paid up to $250 to cover the cost of the food!

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CamSoda has also been offering a SFW alternative to their main service. With the launch of CamSodaLive, the company has been broadcasting everything from live MMA bouts to stand-up comedy and even concerts. This has been particularly popular during the coronavirus lockdown and CamSoda has been determined to leverage its technology to help alleviate the boredom under stay-at-home social distancing.

They were also pretty sharp in response to the initial outbreak.

In February 2020, CamSoda offered the passengers aboard isolated cruise ships in Asia free access to its live cam services for the duration of their quarantine.

In October 2018, the company also moved into esports sponsorship becoming the first live cam site to do so.

However, they haven’t always been the first at everything and it wasn’t until April 2019 that CamSoda integrated payment by cryptocurrency into its platform. The site now joins a select bunch of cam sites where users can pay via BitCoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Tron.

However, they were on the periphery of the cryptocurrency markets when they launched an interactive sex toy in December 2017 called BitCast. These ‘personal massage’ devices were linked to the performance of your currencies so as prices of your investment soared, you could experience the highs with more intense vibrations.

Oh, and let’s not forget about CockBlockChain….the CamSoda Labs attempt at creating their own digital trading currency using dick pics!

camsoda vs chaturbate cryptocurrency

With all these innovative ideas and creative publicity, CamSoda has managed to create a (cheeky) high-profile in both mainstream media and has a great reputation with audiences as a result.

CamSoda vs. Chaturbate? We Say…

Whilst there is no sign that Chaturbate’s grip on the top live cam spot is in any danger, CamSoda is proving itself a very viable alternative. Offering exactly the same kind of service with similar prices, quality and features with a cast of excellent models, CamSoda is displaying the right qualities for a company that wants to make it big.

Innovation, creativity and exclusivity are three of the prime factors which can determine how successful any company is in their sector and on these scores CamSoda has got most of the competition licked. The stats on traffic and engagement show that CamSoda is performing well but still has a long way to go before really troubling Chaturbate.

So, for the time being, and certainly under the current world lockdown, there is plenty of room in the market for competition but don’t be surprised if you see CamSoda gaining more market share over the next 12-18 months. If you make a ton of money investing in them, just remember where you heard this first…!

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