Pros and Cons
- mostly HD cams
- seamless billing
- easy-to-use interface
- needs better iPhone support
- most performers don't do exclusive chat
- mostly non-English-speaking performers
Watching trans performers in porn videos is hot, but watching them live on cam doing what you ask them to do is so much hotter. If you agree with that statement, then Tsmate is going to be a good choice for you. Let's see if it's any good.
I've visited the site a few times and every time I was on, there were always between 80 and 90 performers live on cam just waiting for someone to chat with. I also noticed that they have a new design. It didn't look bad before, but it looks a little more modern and sleek now, without losing any of the features it always had.
Tsmate is well laid out and searching for cams by category or just browsing all of the ones available is easy. There's also an advanced search if you want to narrow down specifics and you can add performers to your favorites. In addition to all these hot transsexuals you'll even come across some crossdressers.
When you spot a performer who appeals to you, just click on her thumb and you're taken to her page with her bio and live cam running in public chat. This is free and gives you the chance to check out the performer and the quality of her cam. You can ask questions about what she will or won't do if you decide to take her private.
If you want to go private you'll need to spend some cash, but there are sometimes two options. The private option is like a group chat where other members can join in and talk too, but some Tgirls offer an exclusive chat option that's just one-on-one. Normally I would use the exclusive chat as the basis for the price score, but I actually found that the majority of the performers only offered a private option. The good news is that most seem to be charging $1.99/minute, which is pretty good.
As for the quality of the cams, I checked out lots of performers (that's my job) and the cam quality looks to have improved greatly since our last visit. While HD cams were the minority before, as I browse today it looks like most of the performers are using high-def cams for their shows and they look great and provide a nice, fluid motion. While the cam/chat page for each performer is well designed, there's no countdown of how much money or time you've used, so you're going to have to really pay attention to this.
Most of the shemales have a few pics you can use as a preview. You can also set yourself up to get notifications for when certain performers are online. You can send them messages and can go cam2cam, so that they can watch you while you watch them. Billing is seamless in that you don't have to keep reloading your account with credits, they just charge your credit card as you chat.
The site works on mobile devices, but to use it on your iPhone, you'll need to download an app called B-Line Browser from iTunes. It was developed specifically for this company to allow them to stream their cams on your Apple device. It's far from ideal, but it gets the job done if you need to get some action while on the go. However, the site works perfectly on your iPad. Go figure. I would think the same technology applied to both.
There aren't many live cam sites out there dedicated to transsexuals and on that front I applaud what Tsmate is doing. Add to that the improved cam quality and reasonable per-minute pricing and overall this is a must-stop for live cam action with TS performers.