Looking for a live cam site with plenty of high-quality models?
Free to browse but offering a premium chat experience, Streamate bucks the trend of offering something for nothing. This is not a free site, but it certainly has a lot of tempting content.
Instead of giving away the milk with the barn, models on this popular platform can only offer the best adult content behind closed doors.
As a result, this cam site teases audiences but rewards those prepared to pay with some top quality XXX entertainment.
In our Streamate review, we take a look at whether this mega site lives up to its reputation as a quality platform for live adult cams.
How does it compare to other private show marketplaces? And how is Streamate rated by models?
Let’s get started!
What is Streamate?
Launched in 2003, Streamate is an adult live cam platform where XXX chat is broadcast privately.
Unlike with Chaturbate and other freemium services, NSFW content on Streamate must be paid for.
However, you can engage with performers in public chat rooms before you head to a one-to-one service.
Ranked in the top 650 adult websites in the world, Streamate attracts global monthly traffic in excess of 4.9 million views.
On average, visitors stay on the site for 12 minutes and 31 seconds visiting 10.11 pages per visit.
These metrics are pretty good and, compared to some competitors, mean that the site has a good degree of ‘stickiness’:
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The site is most popular in the United States with more than half of all traffic coming from this area.
News that will come as no surprise to anybody who has seen the blitz of Streamate advertising on late-night cable TV in America!
However, Streamate is also well used in United Kingdom, Canada, Colombia and Australia.
What’s Special About Streamate?
Unlike a lot of camming platforms, Streamate is a live cam site where both male and female broadcasters can show off their stuff.
And, there is a good selection of models across both.
However, the ratio of men to women is (as you’d expect) hugely biased towards the ladies.
When we reviewed the site, just 120 guys were online vs 1,440 women.
Typically though there are around 2,000+ models online at peak times giving you a great choice of channels with various kinds of chat available.
There are four types of chat room being broadcast on Streamate:
Public chat rooms forbid broadcasters from performing any kind of sexual acts but the banter here can get pretty steamy.
As a result, models are renowned for being hard working teases when it comes to their free chat. Unlike with other cam sites where freeloaders can watch some sexy action without dipping their hand in their pocket, here you have to pay to enjoy the good stuff.
Girls can be topless but other than that their hands are tied so the result is a slightly less saucy freeview but it does arouse curiosity.
Premium chat rooms are a group show where the model sets a price to join and members can watch them in action in a far more XXX way. The fee is charged at a price per minute and can be initiated by just one person but other members can join in.
An Exclusive show is exactly like a Premium one but where just a single member pays for a private one-to-one. Rates for this kind of exclusivity are typically higher than in a premium chat room.
And finally, a Gold show is similar to a Premium chat in which multiple members can gain entry at a ticketed price.
Typically, a model will sell a Gold show during a Public chat with a goal of selling a set number of tickets (or reaching a target $$$ goal) before starting this special event. If she does not reach the goal, it is up to her whether she cancels the show or runs it with the number of people who have paid up.
Quality of Streaming
Most of the channels on Streamate are broadcast in full HD and all models must meet minimum specs for their connection speed and PC processing power.
As a result, the quality of the streams that we reviewed on Streamate were all of a high standard.
As yet, there is no support for VR sex cams.
Features of Streamate
The design of Streamate will be a familiar one to anyone who has ever used a cam site before and you can easily find a suitable channel using pre-set filters which include:
- Location/Region – US/CA/UK/Australia, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa
- Age – Teen (18+), 20s, 30s, 40s and Mature (50+)
- Language – English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese plus some other European languages.
- New Models – fast access to those models who are new to Streamate.
You can also filter based on the features offered by models which include:
- Party Chat
- Interactive Vibrator
- Fan Club
Models are also categorised by their main selling points and you can browse from channels from those that specialize in anal sex and group sex to those that are BBW or cater for specific fetishes.
Is Streamate Affiliated to PornHub?
One of these is integrated with the mega-porn tube site Pornhub.
It is branded as PornhubLive.
As part of their Verified Amateur Program, models can link their profile to their Streamate username.
This extra exposure with one of the largest adult websites in the world pays dividends for the models and helps fans know when they are online.
Not only is Streamate linked to Pornhub but it is also integrated with ModelCentro.
A popular website building platform for adult entertainers to monetize their fan base, ModelCentro is a powerful tool for cam performers.
If you are a performer on the platform, the link between the two is a great way to boost your profile.
Streamate models who use ModelCentro can simultaneously broadcast to both platforms and sell fan club membership through Streamate as well as earn through clip sales.
What Does Streamate Cost?
All of the chat rooms on Streamate are free to browse as long as the broadcasters aren’t in premium or exclusive modes.
The chats can get very naughty and the action teasing but there won’t be much XXX action until you pay for it.
If you’re looking for free shows, then you’re not going to see the same explicit content that is visible on tipping-based platforms like Cam Soda, Chaturbate or Strip Chat.
Each model sets their own price for premium, exclusive and gold chat rooms and these can vary substantially.
From newcomers, who can charge as little as $2.25 per minute, to the top class earners who set their rates at $20 per minute. Yow-ee.
Gold shows can be a cheaper way of watching and prices for these can start as low as $1 per minute.
As for video clips, the prices of these also vary a lot with many being offered at under $20 but some costing over $150.
Streamate For Models
Models can also receive recruitment bonuses for every new member they refer.
Based on the money they spend on the site models get a 25% share of the revenue so good referrals can quickly add up to some serious extra income.
A guide for models: How to make money on Streamate.
Payments are made from the site weekly with a minimum payout threshold of $20 and can be withdrawn using wire transfer (US only), check or international payments through Paxum or FirstchoicePay.
Streamate Review: Is It Any Good?
A popular camming site for the last 17 years, Streamate is one of the industry leaders for live chat.
The site is pretty basic in design and may lack some of the bells and whistles of its competitors but for all the simplicity, the core of its service is sound.
When it comes to offering a broad selection of high-quality live streams, Streamate is one of the best options around.
And although there is simplicity at the heart of the design, that doesn’t mean to say that the site lacks features.
The models offer video sales, interactive sex toys and social media connect links plus members can even message their favorite models direct.
In fact, registered users can follow models and get instant notifications of when they are online or running Gold shows.
The fact that it isn’t wholly free isn’t a problem if you want to guarantee yourself a high quality experience.
Yes, there are cam sites out there where you can voyeuristically watch all of the action without spending a dime but invariably you are sharing this pleasure with dozens, if not hundreds, of other people.
With Streamate, you pay for exclusivity. It’s the difference between watching a strip show and getting a private one-to-one lap dance.
On the downside of this being a premium site (apart from the cost) is that models disappear quickly when another member is paying for a private chat.
This means you can get invested in a public (free) chat only to have the screen go blank on you.
Of course you can pay to join in but sometimes you just need a bit more time to make up your mind.
One of the things that we liked about Streamate is the way it suggests similar models as you are browsing through channels.
With some performers becoming busy within minutes of being online, these suggestions help send you down a rabbit hole of possibilities.
We also like the level of information available on each of the model’s profiles.
This does vary but most include everything from physical features and attributes to turns ons, expertise and social media links. Many also include photos and videos, some of which may be locked behind premium prices.
What’s also good if that you can see member’s comments on the quality of live shows offered by each performer which helps you decide up front if you want to part with cash for a private show.
The diversity of the site’s model-base is quite good and when we reviewed the site there were around 50% Latinas, 10% Asian and 20% Ebony.
This diversity extends to age and you can find a reasonable selection from 18+ to 50+.
Overall, there is not much to dislike about this premium camming site and, as long as you are prepared to hit your wallet, you will get exactly what you pay for with Streamate.
As the saying goes, good work ain’t cheap, but cheap work ain’t good!
Get started by signing up on Streamate today.
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