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Updated on: 11/04/2015

A.K. Anderson 

By: A.K. Anderson
Number of Reviews: 1179
Average Score: 66

Since we last visited Streamate...

  • They've added a Gold Show Top 3 Tipper list that some of the girls use for their shows.

Full Review

There are many reasons why we consider Streamate to be the best live cam site. With their easy-to-use interface, seamless billing, large number of hot cam performers on at all times, innovative features, niche cams, pornstars and more, this site is a leader among all the live chat sites.

Our recent visit only confirmed that Streamate is the leader and innovator in the live cam industry. Their responsive interface rocks and beats the competition into the ground. It's slick and easy to use and, unlike other sites, which moved to responsive designs and ditched most features, they found a way to actually keep all their old functionalities (which were very useful).

The majority of the babes I checked out were rocking excellent HD streams. Fluid motion and an almost crystal-clear image were the norm. They switched most cams to display in widescreen format in 2013 and the streams take up the full screen on most devices and desktops.

The site's tagline is "live amateurs 24/7" and that seems very accurate. I checked it out at different times during the day and at one point there were over 2,000 performers online. One reason for such a large number is that the performers are located all over the world, so there are always people awake and looking to put on a show. However, unlike many of its competitors, there's a huge English-speaking performer base, be it from the U.S., Canada or the U.K.

While many appear to perform from a studio, the majority look to be broadcasting live from their bedroom or living room. While pornstars like Jill Kelly, Devon Michaels and Tara Lynn Foxx are regular performers, most of the men and women available fall into the amateur category. It's not uncommon to see a performer take a phone call or talk to a friend between shows.

Also, the variety is fabulous, from chubby chicks to huge tits to old grannies to teens to coeds. A variety of ethnicities are available, too, as well as couples (lesbian and straight), a mix of sexual orientations (there's gay and transsexual sections) and even a couple of pregnant chicks. The search and filtering options are varied and well designed.

Like pretty much every other live cam site, it's free to browse and chat publicly with the performers. This is a good way to check out the quality of the babe's cam and ask her any questions, like what she does and doesn't do in private chat. When you go private is when you pay (although the first 30 seconds of each private chat session is free).

There are three pay/chat options. There's private chat where others can potentially join in. There's the exclusive chat where it's only you and the performer and it's always the most expensive choice (obviously). Then there are the gold shows, which is an interesting take on the popular My Free Cams idea.

Basically, a cam girl will initiate a gold show by saying that she wants to collect, say, $200 in the next 20 minutes. Once she hits that target, anyone who contributed toward this show will be able to view it, so it's just another name for a group cam show. The cost varies from show to show, so it can be anywhere from 1 gold ($1) for a 3-minute show to 10 gold for a 10-minute show. Sometimes the girls will provide incentive for bigger tips by handing out photos and videos for certain tip amounts and some girls give control of the show over to the highest tipper.

And speaking of the highest tippers, sometimes you'll see a list of the top 3 tippers in the room right at the top of the chat box. In those cases you get a nice visual queue of who is the top tipper and you can try to beat them and take the top spot and any rewards that come with it.

The girl states in her room what her show will be about, so this is a welcome addition for users who want to spend less money while watching their favorite girls perform. However, given that in a group show you're competing with a bunch of other users (sometimes more than 50), you'll barely get any attention from her. In fact, in most cases, she does what she said she'd do and has very little interaction with the people in the room.

One word of warning, though. There are several performers who are actually just pre-recorded video feeds. It seems Streamate is aware of the issue, but is not doing anything to stop it. For example, watch out for a performer called MadisonQT. Some tips for spotting these: They're almost always online, the performer doesn't interact, or if she does write something, it has nothing to do with the ongoing conversation. Also check their reviews, as it will be obvious she just does her thing in private chat as well. Luckily, there are not too many of these.

As far as pricing goes it's pretty varied and it seems like each chick makes up her own price per minute. Based on my research, the average private price is $2.99/minute and an exclusive chat is $3.99 per minute, but remember that there's a lot of variation and you'll find plenty above and below those averages. You can find many girls charging only $0.99 per minute, while some of the popular pornstars charge anywhere from $4.99 to $9.99 per minute.

Personally, I find the interface to be one of the easiest to use out of all the cam sites out there. It's efficient, clean, clear and has pretty much all the features you would want on a cam site. It would be nice to have more price transparency, but only a few other sites offer that.

Our users have been mentioning some issues with their customer support. We can't really comment on that, though, because in our several years of use, we have not had any billing issues and never needed to contact their support. The great thing about their billing system is that once your credit card is on file, you don't need to reload or buy any credits to use the site. It charges the card with multiple amounts based on your usage. To prevent overspending, you can limit your account to a maximum daily amount.

Recently they've improved their support for iPhones and iPads. They do have a mobile site, but it only works on non-Flash devices. Most cam sites use a Flash player to stream the cams and, as you probably know, Apple doesn't support this on their mobile devices. To get around this has developed an app for the iPhone called B-Line Browser. It's a way for them to get around iPhone's Flash limitation by converting the stream into a format supported by Apple.

This is technical stuff that's beyond even someone like me who's a techie, but just know that if you install the app, you can use it on your iPhone. How do I know that browser was developped specifically for Streamate? If you check any other Flash streaming sites, they won't work on this browser, only SM and their affiliates. As of recently, Streamate works seamlessly on your iPad. The site streams excellent-quality cam feeds and the interface is very user-friendly and fits the device perfectly. Now if they could only do the same for the iPhone!

I've got to conclude by saying that Streamate is an excellent cam site. Besides the high-quality cams and variety of performers, the prices are generally decent and the various options (many performers have sound and cam2cam options) provide a complete experience. Serious cam-girl fans need an account here and any beginners should start here in order to appreciate what a great experience a cam site can be.

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Latest Comments

  • Comment by: Lloyd.Christmas

    Score: 20% Date: 04/01/2016

    Pros: Site is great until.....
    Cons: ....... you can't login. I contacted live customer support, and they informed me that I was permanently blocked because I was a security threat and then they promptly ended the chat session. Great customer services: I spend hundreds of dollars and then they permanently block me because I am somehow a security threat?

  • Comment by: TaraParker_

    Score: 90% Date: 12/03/2015

    As a model on this site, I rather enjoy it. I like that I can give my customers a price that isn't hidden by token amounts and the users are rather friendly. The only thing I would really like to see more is guys chatting with me in my free chat and participating in the games I do. I am a former MFC model so my show has developed into the best of both worlds, if streamate could get the traffic of mfc it would be the last site I'd ever look to cam for.

  • Comment by: StockingLvr

    Score: 95% Date: 10/04/2015

    The one thing that sets Streamate apart is that they direct bill for time used and don't make you buy those stupid tokens.

    I've had very few problems and they've been addressed quickly. This is my go to cam site.

  • Comment by: Rockhard1983

    Score: 90% Date: 05/13/2015

    This is a very good site and haven't had any major issues with it except for it's customer support which is hit or miss. I've had all of my accounts closed because I made multiple accounts and have been trying to get my main account back, but haven't had any luck.

    I can't get my account back or have it reopened because of "security risks" to them. What security risk? I just want my main account reopened and nothing more. The Customer Support for this site absolutely sucks when you don't get a hold of a good representative.

    Everything else about the site I really like a whole lot though.

  • Comment by: Anonymous

    Score: 90% Date: 01/04/2015

    very good site but one thing that dont understand. a model bio will show when last show was on but i have monitored a model for extended periods of time and is never online. but everyday the bio is updated showing that she was online that day at times that her site said OFFLINE.

  • Comment by: LadyAmalthea

    Score: 70% Date: 11/07/2014

    While I completely understand that everyone's interaction with Streamates Model Support is different- with different issues and different solutions- I just have to say that Liz at Streamate support has always been wonderful with me and her service has always been stellar. She has helped me with many issues, from my paycheck details to member harassment and has always been patient, understanding, and helpful. I CANNOT say the same for Streamates General Support, as they are ALWAYS COMPLETELY WORTHLESS. It is a shame that a site such as Streamates has such little to offer models in the General Help Department. I would have quit Streamates a long time ago if it was not for Liz and her willingness to help me stay safe and happy with the site. It is thanks to Liz and Liz alone that I have stayed with Streamates instead of going to any of the other million camming sites out there (especially the ones that pay a higher % to their models)

    PROS for Models:
    *Less freeloading in general when compared to other sites
    *Better servers so streaming is, in general, better quality
    *HD Encoder (once you get it figured out) works great
    *BANS are PERMANENT, not 60 days (like MFC) so harassment is easier to deal with and nip in the bud
    *Many payment options to get your paycheck, including Payoneer
    *Less drama on this site from members because they cannot contact each other through the site (jealousy has always been a big and, if you ask me, ridiculous issue when I cam)
    *SM does not allow below the belt nudity in free chat, which disallows a lot of the annoying freeloading
    CONS for Models
    *They only pay 35 % which is ridiculously low and almost offensive compared to other sites
    *SM General Support is WORTHLESS. ALWAYS.
    *You can only BAN a member when they are actively in your room- VERY ANNOYING
    *Members can have the same name as one another, so sometimes you are not sure who is who (who is awesome and who should be avoided and banned)
    *They charge up to $40 to pay u your earnings

  • Comment by: SimpleMan

    Score: 85% Date: 10/23/2014

    Unfortunately, my recent experiences with camming have not been pleasant. I chose to cam simply because I like live porn. Hence, I prefer the group/gold shows and am willing to pay what it takes. However, the users are quite rude and although they always claim otherwise, the performers to not seem really interested in new members. It's not fun.:(

    All that being said, Rabbit's review is accurate: Streamate's performers are the best of the genre.

  • Comment by: Gredric

    Score: 10% Date: 09/27/2014

    So I got my account on Streamate because of security risk. Like how the hell am I a security risk. This is unfair for people who spent money on their account to only have it shutdown due to security risk. This site sucks because they ban you for stupid stuff. I give this site a 0/100 because of that. I enjoyed seeing models live but the fact my account get shutdown and I can't make a new account isn't acceptable
    Reply from RabbitsReviews (Date:09/29/2014): Hi, Gedric. I sent you an email.

  • Comment by: Sidney

    Score: 50% Date: 06/04/2014

    while streamate no put their own identity will appear as one branch of livejasmin, particularly old models always dressed, inactives and grumpy

  • Comment by: Hilton

    Score: 35% Date: 01/15/2014

    need encrease, renew and give freedom and incentive to models play when receive golds, or always will lose models and members

  • Comment by: ASAP

    Score: 55% Date: 11/15/2013

    Most cams aren't live and believe it or not you'll end up finding more prerecorded chat rooms than live. Not satisfied with this site and I'm glad they banned me because the best webcam site with real models come from live jasmine and Imlive.
    Reply from RabbitsReviews (Date:11/15/2013): Comment edited to meet community standards.

  • Comment by: Bill

    Score: 95% Date: 10/06/2013

    It's strange reading the mixed reviews on here. I've been webcammng for many years now and I have to say that Streamate is the best! They don't show as much as MFC in free chat and they don't have as many options as Flirt4Free, but the simple nature of it is what makes it great. Like any good sports team, it's about the fundamentals! Streamates video clarity is amazing, the payment process (charge per minute rather than buying tokens or credits) is easy, and their models are wonderful! With anywhere between 1,200-1,500 models live at any given moment, you won't have any trouble finding what you are looking for. Personally, I love the 18-19 year olds. If you go to directly then you will see what I'm talking about. They are hot, horny, and full of energy! Trust me, they are the best for a reason.

  • Comment by: Will

    Score: N/A Date: 10/05/2013

    The number of fake accounts (fake accounts meaning some asshole playing video captures passing them off as a live model) on this site is astounding! Not only that, but many of them have been operating for months and months - some even over a year. Does streamate care? Nope, why should they? Because every time some moron pays to see a recording he or she thinks is live, streamate makes money from it. I've sent their support names of many fake accounts, and they say they will look into it, but they obviously don't. There are constantly fake accounts popping up that use recordings and video captures of internet adult entertainment model, Gisele, and the nitwit members of streamate just keep paying to see them again and again. I'm just blown away that people can be so stupid. I can usually spot these fake accounts almost instantly.

  • Comment by: Jason

    Score: 40% Date: 09/01/2013

    As a customer I am not happy with the site changes. I don't care for Gold shows but 99 percent of the performers only want to do these type of shows. So now I can't get a private show and the performers have started acting like the site is MFC. They want tips in free chat, they have raffles, they sell Skype info, etc. In my opinion the site has went way downhill from what it used to be. Many of the good performers either left or aren't on there as much because they now cam on other sites. The quality of performers has hit a new low, they seem to allow anyone to cam now. Customer service is rude and I hate to have to ever contact them again. I am kicked out of rooms and performers say it's because of site tech issues. A site that big should not have all the issues it has all the time. The review on here is laughable at best.

  • Comment by: Norman Carson

    Score: 90% Date: 08/01/2013

    I have been a memeber for several years now. I have selected some favorite models that I have spoken to.
    Im a white male married at 60 yrs and I sem to prefer to chat to older women classed under Granny.
    I enjoy speaking to them as well as going prvt when I feel I can. I select the cheapest price to chat. I would like to find some women in my own area.
    I do try to even ask them to visit me. I do enjoy this site as I do get horny.
    This site monitored right can be pleasureable...

  • Comment by: Streamate Model

    Score: N/A Date: 06/24/2013

    The website appears to be great.
    they even say you can make $10,000 a week. so why not who wouldn't want that ? so I became a model.
    However, When I got my first tip of $10.00 All I got from that was $3.50! what the heck! so I contact support and tell them what happen. they said im only making 35%. So im over here pissed off cause A model should get paid what the model has earned. Bottom line. no question.
    They rip the models off You put your face up and do the time and all you get is pennies. its not worth it at all. the only reason why im sticking with it is because I gave up my information for this Thinking I would get everything I earn. This was the Dumbest thing I ever did. and if I could go back in time I would stop myself.

  • Comment by: Tristan

    Score: 20% Date: 05/07/2013

    There are a few great girls at Streamate. Total pros, totally hot.

    But even these girls cannot make having to endure the customer service guys at Streamate bearable. I have honestly never been treated so viciously in my life. What started as a simple question about the exchange rate on my credit card escalated into them accusing me of fraud, sending me a form letter saying that all of my activity on the site had been logged and would be investigated by the appropriate authorities, and literally shouting me down when I called to try to get an escalated support level.
    Reply from RabbitsReviews (Date:05/08/2013): Comment edited to adhere to community guidelines.

  • Comment by: Hans

    Score: 50% Date: 03/10/2013

    Pros: Good selection of room, high quality video and a lot of the rooms have sound.

    Con: Customer service non existent. When you do get a hold of a agent in their live customer support, they are slow.

    Reviews here seem fishy. Too many people claiming to be customers are worried about the cut that the models get. Why do you care?

  • Comment by: shimaa50x

    Score: 22% Date: 03/05/2013


  • Comment by: Kevin

    Score: N/A Date: 02/20/2013

    This site could be amazing.

    -Customer support. Wiping my ass with my money is more effective.

    -Extremely glitchy

    -Popular girls get in trouble for the lamest things. My favorite cam got banned for "below the belt nudity" but you can log on right now and see lots of other cams doing it.

    -These girls work hard and they take 75% of the profits for "advertising" and "maintaing the site". Its quite outrageous. Do you really want to send a girl $100 and her to only get $25? Better to pay her via paypal for a skype show!

    -My favorite cam got suspended for a week because she said her twitter handle! Suspending your workers who make you money?? This could actually help the company. Models being able to keep in contact with members while offline.

    -You would think their goal is to make money! I tried starting a studio and they picked apart every little thing. A lady by the name of "Liz" sent the nastiest emails, complained about everything we were doing, when I know for a fact other studios do it.

    -The models have a rating system 0-5 for members. The numbers basically represent how much money you have spent. The more the higher the number. I once asked a model what my number was, being I spend a lot in her room, I was a 4 and wanted to become her first 5! I asked what the amounts were to get to the next level and they dont give the models that info so I asked support. They accused her of lying, being a fraud, a thief, and that she was scamming me for my money. (keep in mind she is by far one of their top models) and this is the kind of things they say about their models. My account was then closed when I tried defending her. She sent me a screenshot of the section models tutorial saying exactly what she said.

    -Its pathetic how much potential this site has and they treat their models and members like garbage. If I was the owner I would be firing Liz and all the support team and higher new. This would take the site from 0 to 80. Next take advice and fix glitches!

  • Comment by: James OZ

    Score: 50% Date: 02/14/2013

    I liked the site and was a user for about 2 years.The HD feature is excellent, the variety is in my opinion better than any other site in terms of age, look size etc.

    However like others my account was cancelled for no apparent reason.I emailed the and they replied my account was closed ofr "security reasons" When I emailed them and questioned them what this mean't I was ignored. Customer services from the site is non existant.
    But I was happy my account was closed.I'm saving about $200 a month and to be honest I dont use these sites anymore.

    pros- high high quality cams and excellent selection.

    cons- lowest customer service possible.

  • Comment by: sereia

    Score: 90% Date: 02/07/2013

    love me

  • Comment by: Chris

    Score: 25% Date: 01/28/2013

    This site used to be good but now all the glitches have made it unuseable. Performers only want to do Gold shows and not private shows. The glitches make the feeds choppy, and sometimes I get kicked out of shows. Free chat is just like MFC with nudity, games and wheels they spin for video's. If I wanted that I would just go to MFC and not Streamate. It needs to go back to the way it was three years ago and fix the glitches. Also CS sucks and either doesn't answer or gives a canned answer. Worst customer service of any cam site I have ever visited. I think the person that did the site review needs to contact customer service and experience what we all experience. Without doing that you don't have a well written review.

  • Comment by: Lee

    Score: 25% Date: 12/23/2012

    Crap CS, but great girls.

    New account frozen, couple of emails later confirmation of details & a chat with Live Support the account gets unfrozen but

    when asked if anything else they can help with, I get insta -suspended seconds later for suggesting the reason for freezing account seemed "crap" and should be fixed so other new customers avoid same problem.

    First ever adult site to account suspend for use of the word "crap".

  • Comment by: Darren

    Score: 35% Date: 12/10/2012

    I was a member on this site for about two years, I've been to many rooms paid for several shows at least 150 tipped generously the models loved to see me in their room so much that when my name would flash on the screen I would be greeted personally by name either in text or their lovely voices. That being said I never had a problem with the site. You treat the girls with respect and treat them with gold and they'll reward you handsomely. However about last year I had a charge on my account, I didnt authorize and they cleared it, next time I sign in I had a warning bar across the top of the screen, somethings wrong with the account. It requires me to log in again, I do and I'm directed to access denied, account unavailable I talk to a CS rep and they will not do anything because of fraud and my account is now closed. After all those years of faithful service all the money I spent which had to rake in the thousands if not more and I'm suspended just like that you cannot even have a chance to review and appeal your case. Nope you're done! I loved the site but it's petty stuff like this that drag it down they need to improve CS and allow an appeals if you are suspended.

  • Comment by: Joysquirt

    Score: 95% Date: 12/03/2012

    I am both a camhost and a webmaster for this site. The model cut is fair being it is the webmasters and site that brings all the traffic in order for them to do great. As for the customers, there is no site that has this big of a selection. Any type of gal you want: gorgeous, bbw, girl-girl shows, giant boobs, ts....The best of the best work on this site and a great group of girls. By the way that is Sammi Brookes in the video above. I would so do her. h

  • Comment by: Guest

    Score: 45% Date: 12/01/2012

    The site is decent with good selection of models of all ethnicities. Lots of porn stars. Enter card info and start viewing live shows, no buying credits which means you have to keep an eye on the time you're there to know exactly what you're spending. Agree with another reviewer that customer service is lame. Pretty much non-existent. There are cam sites out there with better customer service that are a better use of your money. On another note, why are cam girls reviewing their experience with this site here? No one here cares about your experience. Most visitors to this site are consumers looking to read reviews from other consumers before they decide to join a site.

  • Comment by: CamGirl Sw33tcherry

    Score: 90% Date: 10/09/2012

    Love this site and the clients! I am so happy to be a performer! I am on this site everyday. I love the layout and the support. Everyone complains but imagine what they have to answer to!
    Pro: Excelent customers.
    Con: Payout percent. Happy Play time everyone!

  • Comment by: Bad.professor

    Score: 25% Date: 10/06/2012

    They have some good independent camgirls, but the site is LOADED with fake accounts pulling prerecorded video scams and Streammate does NOTHING about it. I was sending 2-3 reports a day busting fake accounts. Sometimes they were running the same feed on two different accounts and the site admins still didn't notice! Trying to close your account and remove your billing info is a HUGE hassle. Unless you find a camgirl you really like and you';re sure she's live it's not worth your time.

  • Comment by: toolhull

    Score: 25% Date: 09/01/2012

    streamate sent me a refund of 56 bucks, after my card was hacked. Then they either froze my account or closed it. I sent two emails asking why the account was closed. Never got an answer from them. Don't expect any customer service from this site.