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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 new 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, 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 on 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, too.

Like pretty much every other live cam site, it is 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 is private chat where others can potentially join in. There is the exclusive chat where it is 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.

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 will barely get any attention from her. In fact, in most cases, she does what she said she will 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 is 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 is a lot of variation and you will 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 $4.99to $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 comment on that 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 Streamate.com 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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User Rating: 50/100 (Latest 30 of 33 comments)
  • Comment by: Sidney - Score: 50/100 - Date: 6/4/2014
    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: 35/100 - Date: 1/15/2014
    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: 55/100 - 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: 95/100 - Date: 10/6/2013
    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 streamateteen.com 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: 10/5/2013
    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: 40/100 - Date: 9/1/2013
    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: 90/100 - Date: 8/1/2013
    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: 6/24/2013
    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: 20/100 - Date: 5/7/2013
    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: 50/100 - Date: 3/10/2013
    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: 22/100 - Date: 3/5/2013
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  • Comment by: Kevin - Score: N/A - Date: 2/20/2013
    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: 50/100 - Date: 2/14/2013
    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: 90/100 - Date: 2/7/2013
    love me
  • Comment by: Chris - Score: 25/100 - Date: 1/28/2013
    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: 25/100 - 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: 35/100 - 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: 95/100 - Date: 12/3/2012
    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: 45/100 - Date: 12/1/2012
    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: 90/100 - Date: 10/9/2012
    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: 25/100 - Date: 10/6/2012
    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: 25/100 - Date: 9/1/2012
    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.
  • Comment by: Anonymoous - Score: N/A - Date: 8/14/2012
    The girls are great and the selection is great, but their customer service is absolutely horrible. They just ignore you completely...
  • Comment by: micky - Score: 99/100 - Date: 8/3/2012
    streamate.com is always been nom 1 ever it looks like the website is on autoupgreat as always
  • Comment by: Emma - Score: 50/100 - Date: 4/16/2012
    To guys complaining about girls being rude & saying Streamate should "do something"- the girls are independent contractors. Streamate is simply a base for them to work from. A girl banning you for her own personal reasons is not Streamate's issue. Camgirls are able to ban users for whatever reason they please because no one wants to perform for someone they don't want to perform for. Streamate in no way "hired" any of the models and is not responsible for anything they might do to offend you.

    My problem is that they take 2/3 of the money, like others have stated.
  • Comment by: ronald - Score: 100/100 - Date: 3/20/2012
    Its the best cam site I know, I am a performer and a voyeur cam watcher. The only downside is the website takes 2/3 what you pay the girls.
  • Comment by: Jason - Score: 95/100 - Date: 3/15/2012
    This is a great cam site. I was new to the cam world, and this site opened my eyes. I have subsequently tried others, and find myself wishing the interface and interaction were like streamate. I always return.

    Pros
    * Excellent interface. Easy to use and stays out of the way.
    * Prices are generally reasonable.
    * Models are generally excellent and willing. Number of ways to interact and the attitude has been very good from what I have seen.
    * Most rooms have the advanced features you want. Audio, phone, c2c, HD, etc.

    Cons
    * Seems popular. This can be a con as some popular girls can be hard to get through to.
    * Some quirks - would like to be able to see show prices before entering the room for instance.
    * Some times foreign shows can be the overwhelming number for rooms. Most don't speak english, so can be hard to get exactly what you want.
  • Comment by: jusanordinaryguy - Score: 1/100 - Date: 2/8/2012
    I would say any live cam site that gives the models the ability to block you from their room for no apparent reason other than you stating your ethnic background shows this site does not take into consideration customer satisfaction yet alone customer service. Keep in mind there was no rude behavior no rude language, verbal taunts towards the model. When this was brought to Streamate's support team, they gave me a lame reason which, pretty much sounded like they were just trying to brush the incident aside. I tried pointing out to them that just like any business whether it be a live cam site, or a fancy restaurant no one should be denied the right to customer service just because of their ethnicity. This would leave any person upset and angered and this would explain for my very low score towards Streamate.com
  • Comment by: aRealCamgirl - Score: 75/100 - Date: 12/21/2011
    As a model, this site has it's up and down times. It's good to know that every person that comes in has the ability to go private which is great so no lurking dudes begging for freebies.

    One downside, however, is the shows are really short. Most guys just wanna see you wiggle a little bit and I find that SM also offers a bit of a workout. With only 30 seconds to get redressed before your cam goes back on it turns into beat the clock before being presentable to the next group of potentials.

    The payout is weekly which is fantastic and only has a 20$ minimum so if you cam on several sites, you can count on getting a check from streammates even if you are only on there 1 day a week. Also, it's nice that the site is known as so many different names which builds traffic for the models.

    Overall, I do like this site but it is very hard to sit around waiting for the times where people get shows because there are definitely some down times. A "happy hour" or some promotional showing would be advantageous during low times.
  • Comment by: travis - Score: 95/100 - Date: 12/11/2011
    I tried many cam sites, including MFC, jasmin, & a host of others. Streamate is by FAR the easiest to use, efficient & fast. If you're looking for 1on1, private chat, this should be your #1 choice. Don't even need to keep recharging your card, it conveniently bills you as you use it. Sure, it might not be the cheapest out there, but you get what you pay for. Technologically, I never had any issues and that speaks a lot for a site with so many users. It's fast, it has great advanced features and plenty of models online at all times.

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Price:
$2.99/1 minute
Cross Sales: 1 pre-checked
Content
Total Models: 10,000 Live Models: 2,000 Cam2Cam: Yes
HD Cams: Yes Free Chat: Yes Notifications: Yes
Advanced Search: Yes Favorites: Yes Comments: Yes
Free photos/videos: Yes Appealing Design: Yes
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Support
Independent Biller(s): Epoch, CCBill
Customer Service: 1-866-941-3982
supportteam@streamate.com
http://www.streamate.com/customer-service/


Pros & Cons
pros -high-quality HD cams
-lots of performers online at all times
-slick and easy-to-use interface
cons -some expensive cams
-needs better iPhone support
-no online community
Main Category: Live Cam Porn
Updated on: 8/22/2014 08/22/2014- From 85 to 90: New responsive interface rocks. -Rabbit
01/09/2014- Stays at 85. -Rabbit
12/23/2012- From 83 to 85: Improved support for Apple mobile devices. -Rabbit
12/28/2011- Stays at 83. -Rabbit
10/27/2011- From 81 to 83: Improved price and new features. -Rabbit
10/11/2011- From 84 to 81: Scores adjusted to new criteria. -A.K.
05/02/2011- Stays at 84. -Wayne
09/09/2010- From 82 to 84: Adjusted to new live cam scoring criteria. -A.K.
- Initial review: 7/11/2010
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