ImLive Review: Your New Favorite Cam Site Or A Waste Of Your Time?
- Big and diverse database of models
- Clean interface with minimum ads
- Limited features for free users
- Absence of mobile apps
- Below average quality in many videos
How It Works
When you get to the home page of ImLive.com, it’s easy to forget that this is an adult webcam site: the images on the website don’t look particularly explicit and there are no NSFW ads like on many other webcam sites. However, when you read the descriptions of the models or enter one of the webcam chats, you will once again remember that ImLive is one of the best-known adult webcam sites on the internet.
On the home page of ImLive.com, you can see the navigation menu, as well as the list of the shows that are currently running. Each ad for the webcam chat contains the model’s nickname, profile photo or slideshow, and a self-written introduction. If you hover your mouse cursor over the model’s photo, you can see a preview of the webcam show or a slideshow of her photos.
On ImLive, you can enter free video chat rooms as a guest and view the show for some time, but you will not be able to communicate with the model or interact with other users in the chat room. To do it, you will need to create an account on ImLive.com. Luckily, this step won’t take you more than a minute. You will need to specify your email, username, and password, but you won’t even need to confirm your registration via email.
As a registered member, you have more opportunities for communicating with the models of ImLive, but, according to our experience and other ImLive reviews, the models tend to ignore non-paying users; plus, you won’t be able to control the model’s sex toys remotely and access other useful features for a satisfying webcam experience.
Clicking on the live chat link will not take you to the webcam feed directly. Instead, you will first see the model’s profile. The profiles of models at ImLive.com are very detailed and contain all the information you would ever want to know, including the model’s physical parameters, sexual preferences, and achievements on ImLive. In each profile, you will also find photos and videos of the model, but most of them are only available to paying users.
Finally, if you click on the live chat preview in the top left corner, you will be taken directly to the webcam show run by the model. Every show will have a chat, where the model can communicate with other members, a selection of hosts and shows similar to this one, and other options to enhance your ImLive experience. If you like what you are seeing and have enough credits in your account, you can invite the model for a private chat or send her a virtual gift.
Reputation and Feedback
In our ImLive review, we paid special attention to studying the reputation of the service around regular users. We found that many ImLive members are generally happy with their experience, but some are saying that models only favor paying customers while ignoring free users, which may not be far from the truth.
We also discovered several reviews where the author was not satisfied with a paid private show and reported the underperforming model to the site administrators only to have them ignore the issue or block the user, which is definitely not a good look for the site.
The important thing to know about ImLive is that while the site allows you to view some shows for free, you are unlikely to have a memorable experience there if you do not intend to become a paying user. Without the ability to take part in live chats, you won’t feel like you are an active participant of the performance, which means you need to pay if you want to get the most out of ImLive.
Spending money on ImLive.com allows you to not only chat with the performers, but also tip the model, send virtual gifts, arrange private shows, make special requests for the performing model, and access other features reserved to paying users. To make all of that happen, you need to have a certain number of credits in your account.
Credits on ImLive can be purchased in packages ranging from $10 for 10 credits to $100 for 100 credits — we were surprised to see that the price of each credit doesn’t go down no matter how many credits you buy at once. Depending on the level of the model and the quality of the live show, you can expect to pay from 1 to 5 credits per minute for a private chat.
There is also a system of membership on ImLive. The first time you buy credits, you become a Bronze member and can view free porn star shows, free previews to live shows, and access full galleries. The next stages are Silver and Gold membership, which both come with their own benefits, but you need to spend quite a lot of money if you want to become a Silver or Gold member.
Advantages of ImLive
ImLive may have its drawbacks, but there are also some solid advantages that continue to attract new members even years after the service was launched:
- Large database of models. The site claims to have somewhere around 80,000 models, but even though we have seen numerous ImLive reviews pointing out that the actual number of models is around 50,000, it’s still an impressive number.
- Diversity of models. Even though you only see conventionally attractive, young and female models on the home page and promoted around ImLive.com, there are all kinds of performers on the site. Groups, male performers, different ethnicities, body types, kinks, and appearance types are what you can find on ImLive.
- Availability of free shows. Sometimes, you are not looking for the most extravagant user experience and just want to enjoy a regular adult webcam show without spending any money. This is exactly what you can do on ImLive — any time you visit the site, there are numerous free live chats available.