Opinions on XhamsterLive
XhamsterLive is a white mark of StripChatTechnius seems to be part of Xhamster Holding (although the main site is StripChat and not XhamsterLive, for some reason). As always, this means that the camgirls and interface elements are the same between these two sites, but the accounts, support and other elements are separate.
Interestingly, Xhamster also has another branded webcam site, XhamsterLive, which is a white label of another company, ICF, which runs sites like SlutRoulette.
How much does a XhamsterLive token cost?
XhamsterLive is one of the sites that offers free, fully nude, explicit video chats based on tips, which means there is no admission or referral fee, but tips are expected and appreciated.
This is a nice change from some sites, which only have free "teaser" chats that are mostly dressed up. However, for a private chat experience, whether it is as a spy in a private chat, in your own private chat, or in a really private chat, Cam2Cam, you have to pay, in the preferred currency of these sites, tokens.
Below is a list of the different chip packages currently available for each payment method. The best offer is highlighted in green, and the worst offer in red.
In the case of XhamsterLive, you can pay by cryptography, which is a good option to have, and the amount is scaled to match the approximate dollar value of the package (plus or minus a few cents).
You can also pay with over 100 gift cards from major retailers, as well as traditional options such as credit cards and PayPal.
The cost of shows on XhamsterLive can vary widely, as there are default values, but these can be adjusted upwards by models according to their preferences. Fortunately, about 80 % of shows tend to be in the default/minimum range, with about 20 % in the middle and less than 1 % in the upper range.
As you can see, costs can add up quickly. Compared to other sites, however, default prices are very competitive, at or below many other big-name sites. The most expensive models are...well...more expensive, and can consume your budget pretty quickly.
In addition to purchasing tokens, there is also a membership known as Gold, which is available by subscription only, at a cost of 19.99 $/month (or 21.99 $/month if you use PayPal). There are actually 4 levels of membership on the site - guest (anyone on the site), grey (registered account with a confirmed email), green (registered account that has purchased tokens at least once, with no minimum amount required), and gold, which is a subscription only. The main benefits or restrictions at each of these membership levels are as follows :
- Guests have limited access to public chats, no full-screen mode, no private messaging, no emoticons in the chat, and no invisible mode access.
- Grey users have limited access to public chats, but enjoy full-screen mode and limited access to private messaging, but have no emoticons in the chat, and have no access in invisible mode.
- Green users have the same privileges as gray users, but also have full access to public chats. If your account balance goes to 0, you will lose the green status.
- Gold users have full access to all of the above features.
Choice of model
XhamsterLive offers a great selection of models, with approximately 80% of the models online being mostly female, and the remaining 20% being couples/groups, male and transsexual models. There is a great variety here in terms of body types and appearance.
Most of the models are in their twenties (about half of the catalogue), with the rest fairly evenly split between teenagers and adults, and there's a good mix of nerdy girls, "normal" girls, exotic beauties and supermodel-calibre women on the site.
There are also a large number of couples, a few group trios/genders, lesbian and gay couples, and transsexuals with boys, girls and other transsexuals. No matter what you are interested in, there are almost always at least a few models of each. This extends to body types, ethnicities, fetishes and other characteristics that can be used as filters and sorting mechanisms to find your ideal playmate(s).
Although the exact number of models on the site is not publicly revealed, it is estimated that the total catalogue of models is about 50,000, with about 1,300 models at a time, with about 1,050 women, 75 men, 100 couples of different types and 75 transsexuals.
Interestingly enough, there seems to be a large number of lesbian couples on the site, compared to many other sites, so if you like girl action, XhamsterLive may be one of the best choices of webcam sites for you!
Features of XhamsterLive
XhamsterLive has many of the standard features found on most webcam sites today. Notably absent are group chat options and pre-recorded videos, but most of the other familiar things on webcam sites are here, including :
- Fully explicit free chats (usually based on tips)
- Free chat tips
- Premium cats
- Private Cats
- Complete private cats (where no one can spy on your cat), in the form of Cam2Cam cats only
- Spy mode, where you can watch the model and see the chat, but not interact with each other.
- Fully functional mobile version of the site
- Interactive toys are fully supported
- Private messaging to any model is available for Gold members (and smaller members can reply, but not initiate, private messages).
- All registered users can use full screen video in chats
- Multi-tier membership option, with more features reserved for Gold members who pay a monthly subscription.
- Model profiles that often include work schedules and other model information.
The performance of the site is quite good, and the video quality is good to excellent, even as a guest user. Although the site makes no distinction as to the resolution of the models' videos (there is no mention of HD vs. SD, and no sorting or filtering options), all the models we examined seem to use HD cameras, or very close to them.
The site loads quickly, and the entry and exit of the models' chats seems to be faster than on many other similar sites.
As far as navigation and user interface is concerned, it's pretty simple, and should be pretty familiar to anyone who's ever visited a cam site before. The chat interface, too, is pretty easy to understand (although other sites have done a little better at making their chats more robust and user-friendly).
When it comes to finding the model(s) you want to chat with, there are a lot of options. Like most sites, you can enter a name and search directly from the search field. Or, you can browse the models by broad divisions such as women, men, couples and transsexuals.
For more specificity, you can filter by several criteria, including age, body type, ethnicity, hair color, and private show price (a handy feature). You can also sort by tags, which offer over 100 different descriptive tags for the models and their activities, including examples such as Interactive Toy, Squirting, Lesbians, Anal, Public, Pregnant, Foot Fetish, Smoking, and many more.
You can also find model recommendations, sort by new models or those just posted online, and add your favorites to a list so you can easily find them in the future. You should certainly not have any trouble finding a model or models that match your tastes here, that's for sure.
Advantages and disadvantages of XhamsterLive
- A large number of different models at all times
- Cam site characteristics fairly standard
- Different show type options to fit different budgets
- Several payment options, including gift cards (which you don't see on many cam sites)
- Credit costs are average to slightly below average compared to other sites.
- Private show costs can add up quickly.
- The price of private show is variable per model, but the range is quite wide.
- Access to all features requires a Gold subscription, which comes with a monthly fee.
XhamsterLive is quite good overall, although the Xhamster brand is well known, it is not usually thought of in the context of a webcam site, but XhamsterLive should certainly contribute to this.
Most of the standard features of the cam site are present and working well. The prices, though variable, are below average in most cases compared to other cam sites. The technology behind the site is good, and you can easily sort and find models that match your particular fantasy.
Free accounts have access to fully explicit chat rooms that are based on tips, and almost anything you might want is available without the Gold membership, as long as you buy a few credits. There are lots of sexy models of all genres and orientations. Visit the site and enjoy mutual fun today!
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