Pros and Cons
- some girls only asking $1-$2/minute
- advanced search engine
- credit timer
- not all cams are HD
- VIP membership is expensive
- no HD cam filter
Flirt 4 Free is one of the oldest cam sites out there and they used to mostly focus on pornstars. It helps that they're based out of L.A., where they have access to a lot of adult talent. It's been many years, though, since they've been taken over by Streamate as far as being the main home for pro babes.
Last time we were here the site had gone through a redesign and we weren't a big fan of the new look. Well, in the intervening years they've done another redesign and this one is much better. The new look is in line with the sleeker, more modern, flowing design that has become popular with a bunch of live cam sites these days. And they offer one of my favorite features, which is being able to hover over a thumbnail and get a look inside the performer's live room.
The number of performers on Flirt4Free varies depending on when you log in. You'll find around 50 to 200 women online most of the time. Also, on my last visit, there were 30 to 90 men online, along with 5 to 15 trans performers. They don't make it obvious, but if you click on the magnifying glass and then on "search" without typing anything into the search box, you'll be taken to a very nice advanced engine where you can narrow down the type of babe you want.
They also have group shows. Seems like they copied Streamate's "gold show" concept, which is where you pledge a certain amount of credits to watch a group show and if enough users pledge and the target amount is reached, the performer does it. It's a shame their advanced search functionality doesn't allow you to filter by cam quality, though.
It doesn't take long to sign up for a free membership, which allows you to talk to and watch girs in public chat rooms. The performers will flirt and maybe even give you a softcore clothed show, all in an effort to entice you into a private show where they'll get naked. There's a cam2cam option should you want her to see you as well. Keep in mind, though, that some performers mute unverified members (those without any credits).
If you want to get to the good stuff you'll have to purchase time by buying credits that you then cash in for private shows. Based on the price of credits you'll find some performers charging just over $1/minute and others asking for over $5. However, most girls look to fall within the $2-$4/minute range. They also have "party chat" rooms where the performers work purely for tips and the show is free for members.
As for the cam quality, I found that most of the girls are offering HD cams and when you hover over their preview image you'll see an HD indicator - or not. Overall the HD cams look great and there's a pretty big difference in quality between them and the girls using SD cams.
Another thing I liked was that they give you a timer that calculates how much time you have left, which is a really nice feature that will take away the stress of worrying about your credit balance. And you can always tip the performer should you feel she deserves it. There's also the ability to be notified when your favorite model is online. You can add performers to your favorites and send internal emails to them. The site is also mobile-friendly and I browsed on an Android phone and everything worked just fine.
A VIP membership option, which is billed monthly, gives you access to tons of archived shows, an exclusive picture gallery and some other stuff. However, you still have to purchase minutes if you want to go one-on-one with the models, so it doesn't save you any money. But they do offer lengthy feature shows done by various performers (including pornstars) and these shows are completely free, so if you're going to take full advantage it could be worth the somewhat pricey monthly charge.
Since our last visit Flirt4Free has improved their design, the average per-minute chat price looks to have gone down and there are plenty of babes offering high-def cams. They may have hit a bump in the road a few years ago, but this is once again a live cam site I can recommend.