Stripchat is the newest entry in the free / tip based webcam sex niche. In today’s review of the service, we’ll focus on site navigation, content, device support and value for money.
Stripchat features a grid layout which will be familiar to webcam sex enthusiasts and new users alike. Site navigation is uncluttered and well-designed with only six menu items displayed at the top of the screen. We had no difficulty locating the functions we searched for. Sometimes a minimalist approach to site navigation works best, and that’s certainly the case here. The site scales equally well on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. One feature that will be appreciated by both models and viewers is support for infinite scrolling. It can sometimes be difficult for new models who don’t make it into the first few pages of performer listings to get noticed. This isn’t as much of an issue on Stripchat as users simply scroll downwards to view a never ending stream of online models.
One feature that will be appreciated by both models and viewers is support for infinite scrolling. It can sometimes be difficult for new models who don’t make it into the first few pages of performer listings to get noticed. This isn’t as much of an issue on Stripchat as users simply scroll downwards to view a never ending stream of performers. We like this approach and think it will be popular with customers as well.
We conducted our review during the late morning / early afternoon period at which time the site featured between 400-500 models – a decent selection given that this is a new service. We also found that individual chat rooms were quite active, so there is already a decent fan base for models to perform for. We particularly liked the performer filters that allowed us to select models based on sex, age, ethnicity, body type and hair color. We could also select models based on features such as interactive sex toys. Our only complaint is that too many models flag themselves as couples when they are performing solo. They need to remove the tag when not performing with their partner.
The models on the service are quite attractive and are allowed to perform explicit sex acts in free chat, both as solo performers or as a couple or group. They perform for tips, but can also offer private chats with or without cam to cam support. The site also supports interactive sex toys and spy shows.
The creators of Stripchat have put a lot of emphasis on model/customer interactivity. The service allows users to directly message models, which can be very useful to scheduled private shows. The service also supports email notifications so you can get alerts when your favorite models come online to perform. Your user profile also includes a favorites list which you can easily populate at the touch of a button.
Video and audio quality is always a function of both the equipment used by the broadcaster and viewer. It’s also a function of the service provider and their ability to stream to thousands of viewers in real time. We’re happy to report that models with decent cameras and bandwidth offer video with solid frame rates and clear audio. It should be noted that you must register for a free account before you can view models in full screen mode.
We tested Stripchat using Windows and IOS desktops with the Chrome, Safari and Edge browsers. We are happy to report that the service renders perfectly on both Intel and iMac computers. We also tested the service on both Android and Apple tablets running IOS. Again, the service performed consistently across all devices.
Mobile support has traditionally been the Achilles’ heel of new webcam sex services. That’s definitely not the case with Stripchat. The service performed extremely well on both IOS and Android mobile devices. It’s nice to see the service seamlessly fall back to HTML5 video support when Flash isn’t an option.
Value for money
Tokens cost 10 cents each, or 100 for $10 which is in line with industry averages. Most models will perform private shows for about 25 tokens per minute, which works out to $2.50. We’re pretty sure that additional show types will appear as the service matures over the next few months, offering users even more value. Strip chart makes it very easy to purchase tokens with support for most major credit cards, Paypal, PaySafeCard, EPOCH and SegPay. The site even supports Bitcoin payments.
Overall, the service offers very good value for both performers and viewers.
Stripchat is off to a very strong start. In a short time, they’ve managed to sign up a strong base of models and a decent fan base. Their platform features an easy to navigate interface that scales well across multiple device classes. The competition in this niche is stiff, but StripChat has more than enough going for it to take up the challenge.