Stripchat Review: Does It Have What It Takes To Become #1?
- Ability to watch many shows for free
- Diverse database of models
- Limited opportunities for guests and non-paying members
- Only a few filters
- Most of the models are amateurs
How It Works
The first time you visit the Strip Chat website, you will immediately see the service in all of its adult webcam glory. In the centre of the home page, you will find the thumbnails for shows that are currently live. Unfortunately, animated previews are not available on Stripchat, so you will have to open each interesting broadcast to find out what the model has in store for you.
In the top menu, you can switch between male, female, group, and trans performers. In the left part of the screen, you will find all available filters and links. The links include various specials, your previously watched shows, and recommended broadcasts.
The filters allow you to tune the selection of available webcam shows: you can choose between different age ranges, ethnicities, appearance types, and sexual preferences. However, we would like to see more detailed filters and better search options — there may come a time where you have already seen all available shows and it can be difficult to discover anything new.
Click on any broadcast thumbnail to enter a chat room with a live show. The live show broadcast is designed similarly to webcam shows on other sites. In the left part of the screen, you will find the broadcast itself with the model’s name listed above. There you can also view her profile and the available photos and videos the model has. The model profiles on Stripchat are far from diverse — they mostly mention the model’s age, physical parameters, and languages spoken.
Below the video, you can usually find the goal for the broadcast and the number of tokens the model needs to achieve that goal. The goals are always very enticing, but the number of tokens is often so high that it may take a while for the model to give viewers what they want.
In the right part of the webcam screen, you will find a chat. Guests cannot communicate in chats, but it’s open to both paying, or green, and non-paying, or grey members. However, there is a catch: if you are a grey member and misbehave in the chat, you can be blocked by a user called the Knight. Knights are loyal members appointed by the model to moderate the chat. There is also a special tier of members called Kings — they are viewers who spend the biggest amounts of money on the site during a certain time frame, but you need to purchase a Gold membership to qualify for a Knight or King title.
Reputation and Feedback
Even though Stripchat has been online for less than four years, it has already been the subject of numerous reviews online, both from the models and the viewers. Models generally find the service satisfying and say it pays fairly, but at the same time, many of them point out that they plan to move on to other webcam sites with higher rates.
When looking through Stripchat reviews from viewers, we found that most of them are rather happy with the service and say it’s easy to always find a show that fits your budget. At the same time, some visitors say that the quality of profiles and performances on Stripchat leaves a lot to be desired. To Stripchat’s credit, the site is ready to investigate every incident where the viewer did not get a satisfying performance.
While it is possible to enjoy Stripchat for some time without spending any money on your experience, if you plan to become a regular viewer on Strip Chat, you will need to spend some money on your account. There are two primary ways to spend money on Stripchat: tokens and a Gold membership.
You can start with any amount of tokens in your account that can be bought in packages. Packages on Stripchat range from 90 tokens for $9.99 to 2255 tokens for $199.99. As it’s often the case, the more tokens you buy at once, the cheaper each credit is going to be. Stripchat accepts all major payment methods as well as some exotic ones like Bitcoin.
A Gold membership is not mandatory for all Strip Chat users, but it unlocks even more opportunities, such as exchanging unlimited private messages with the models, sneaking in privately into other people’s chat rooms, and getting huge discounts on token packages during various promotions. Gold membership costs $19.99 per month and comes with bonus tokens you can spend on Stripchat.
Advantages of Stripchat
Stripchat may have some problems with its design and quality of service, but it’s also hard to argue with the fact that this webcam site does have some solid advantages — otherwise, it wouldn’t be able to successfully compete with the more experienced webcam sites. Here are some of the most widely reported advantages of Stripchat:
- Diversity in the model database. Unlike some webcam services that only employ young and conventionally attractive models, Strip Chat gives an opportunity for all kinds of amateur models to showcase themselves. Women, men, and trans models of all age groups, ethnicities, body types, and sexual preferences are represented in the Stripchat model database, although most of the models are still young and thin females.
- Fit to any budget. Stripchat allows members on any budget to get some quality webcam experience. You may not get the most out of the service as a guest or non-paying member, but with a Gold membership and some tokens in your account, you can always find something that fits your taste and spending ability.
- Pleasant site design. The design, visuals, and layout of Strip Chat may not be the most advanced or expensive-looking we have ever seen, but it allows you to easily navigate the site and find what you are looking for. Although we believe the site would benefit from a more detailed search and a few other options, we cannot help but appreciate its understated look.