Streamate Review - Live Amateur Chat Cams at their Very Best
Hey, Andy here, ready to talk you through another review, this time for the hot adult webcams site, Streamate.
Streamate is a cool and crisp looking site. It was one of the first things I noticed when I first loaded the wild adult chat homepage. I really like the way they worked with all of the traditional aspects of live amateur chat sites. The left hand filter menu, the thumbnail images of the hot adult webcams models.
Now, for those of you that have read some of my reviews before, you will know where I am going to start. The cost of signing up. I was very happy to see that the site advertised free sign up. That is a great trust builder in my book.
There were a few more fields than on most sites, but nothing out of the ordinary
- Email Address
- First Name
- Last Name
- Country of Residence.
They make a point of telling you that your password would be emailed to you. I will stop for a second here just to say that I found the next part of the sign up process a little cheeky.
Before you can actually complete your registration, you must enter a valid credit card.
Now, this is only for age validation purposes, but I found it rather forceful and to be honest with you, unnecessary. However, I always keep my mind and eyes open. I entered my details, and was not charged for anything, so at least there were no hidden costs involved.
I really like how easy the site is to use. Like I mentioned, the hot adult webcams are filterable based around a number of pre-set categories. These can be chosen from the left hand menu.
The menu is broken up into two main modules. Female cams and Male Cams.
The female cams are broken up into over thirty different filtering options, that include:
- Group Shows,
- Toys, and many many more.
It is not surprising that they have so many different options for filtering down the live amateur chat cams, when you think they have close to fifty thousand registered cams. That number is huge and certainly points towards the quality of the site.
The site runs on the back of three main show types.
- Free wild adult chat
- Party Chat
- Private Chat
- Gold Chat Show.
I found the gold shows to be quite the interesting subject. They are basically a group show that you can buy your way into. A form of private chat together with several other paid up members.
This is not the first site I have been on that operates with group shows, but there was something about the manner in which they are used on this site that just made them that much more appealing to me. The buy in concept is something that, I am now convinced, it is not used to its full potential on the other hot adult webcams sites.
The chat rooms themselves were very nice. The cams were high quality and there was no lag at all. Within the live amateur chat rooms themselves, there is impressively little to do. The hot adult webcams load with the largest screen size as the default setting which I personally thought was a very nice touch.
Aside from the chat window itself, the only things you can do are
Give Gold – this is basically sending a tip to the wild adult chat model the same way as you do on any other live adult webcams site.
Private shows – the classic one on one private live amateur chat show experience.
Now, I have mentioned this sort of sparsity in other reviews I have written, and once again, I have to say that this site really make it work. The buttons are large and don’t leave any blank space but at the same time are not overly pushy of dominant. It is clear a lot of thought went into the design.
Talking about gold, the site is somewhat unique when it comes to the way they charge for shows. Rather than charging a flat rate for credits or tokens, they simply bill you in your local currency. That means that for a show that costs 1.99 a minute, that would be 1.99 in US Dollars, Euros, Pounds Sterling and any other currency.
In all of my years visiting and reviewing live amateur chat sites, I have not come across any other place that operates on such a level.
I think it is a great selling point for the site and something that could easily take off and be used by other wild adult chat sites in the future.
While the site are forward thinking when it comes to their billing strategy, I have to say that I was a little disappointed with the number of payment options they offer.
The only way to enjoy the live wild adult chat cams is through payments via:
I will be the first to say that this is probably one of the most limiting factors of the site, and of any site I have reviewed in recent memory. However, that it does not make the site impossible to use, nor does it make the site any less fun, and that is the fun part after all.
I really like this site, and while I was initially disappointed in the fact that I could not engage in any live amateur chat without first registering my credit card, but I was able to overlook that once I get a real look at the deeper site.
From the smooth layout to the multitude of live hot adult webcams I felt positively spoiled for choice, and had more than enough curiosity to keep me browsing round the site.
If you have not visited Streamate before, then you are in for a treat. I would say give it a go, it may cost a little to get yourself up and running, but the rewards are definitely there to be found.