Chaturbate review

Video Quality streaming
Webcam Quality
Reviewer's Opinion

Final Score: 95/100

Main Details

December 2011 (estimated)
July 12, 2015
Data Revised
April 4, 2019
Mobile & Tablet
Content Updates
Multiple per day


One of the largest cam sites. 3000-4500 models online. Free cams with nudity, masturbation and sex. Registration & tipping is optional on this site. Many amateurs from the US, and some of the best rates for private shows.

Review by John Woole


  • Nudity, masturbation, and sex in the FREE public rooms
  • Registration is optional, and they don't require an email
  • Thousands of cams online
  • There are lots of real amateurs, not just professional cammers
  • Some of the cheapest private shows, as low as $0.48/minute for some models


  • Some ads unless you upgrade to premium
  • Can't filter by multiple keywords at the same time
  • No all-in-one search page
  • Mobile site missing some features - list of keywords, search by price of private show, and manually setting streaming quality

Chaturbate is one of the new generation webcam sites. And one of the biggest cam sites overall now.

On most cam sites you'll only see girls teasing you in lingerie, unless you pay for a private show. Maybe some titties if you are lucky.

Chaturbate is different. You'll see hundreds of totally nude broadcasters, masturbation, and hardcore sex for free, without needing to register.

So how is this possible? Chaturbate uses crowdfunding business model. Lots of viewers are watching each model at any given moment. Some of them tip the girls to encourage them. The rest of the people get to watch the show for free.

There are always a huge amount of models online. When I checked during the review, there were over 2900 female cams online, 220+ couple cams (includes both male-female and girl-girl couples), 1200+ male cams, and 260+ trans cams.

If you don't want to spend any money and want to watch explicit cams, Chaturbate is one of the best sites. You'll have hundreds of girls masturbating and fucking on their public cams at any given time. I'm warning you though, it's easy to get sucked in and tipping a few tokens to encourage the girls. :-)

You'll find performers from all around the world.
I believe Chaturbate is one of the best sites if American girls are your thing though. It has lots of amateur newcomers who're just trying camming for fun. Of course there are also professional cammers who treat this as a job.
You can browse the cams by region using the links in the footer: North American Cams, South American Cams, Euro & Russian Cams, Asian Cams, and Other Region Cams.

Many girls have a teledildonics sex toy in their pussies, like Lovense Lush. This is a kinky vibrator that's controlled remotely. When the viewers tip, it will vibrate and pleasure the girl! When many people tip, it'll vibrate more, and the girl moans and can have an orgasm. It's undeniably a fun game. You'll come across some actresses who overdo the moaning, but there are plenty who don't.

The performers also set goals. If the viewers together tip enough to reach it, they'll do what they promised. It can be flashing, fingering, using a dildo, cumming, blowing their partner, fucking, showing their feet, oiling their ass, anal, threesomes, and many other things. Everyone will get to watch it happen, even those who didn't spend any money.

While Private Shows are not as important here as on other cam sites, they certainly exist. In fact, they can be some of the cheapest online. If you buy tokens in bulk, you can enter private shows for as low as $0.48 per minute.
Most performers charge a few dollars per minute, popular performers can charge more. But you'll find many gorgeous live girls with low rates if you look carefully. To find out the rate for a girl's private show, click the "Start Private Show" link in her room. The footer also has links for filtering by the price of the private shows.
You can also spy on ongoing private shows. If you want a list of these, find the "Private Shows" link in the footer.

And what happens in these 1-on-1 private shows? Well it's totally up to you and the performer. I recommend you read their Bios first, it might give you some pointers about their likes and dislikes.

The performers pages' often have some recorded shows / video clips too. Some are free to watch, most aren't. You can purchase these individual clips with tokens. The other option is joining the performer's Fan Club with tokens, and you'll get access to all their clips. If you want lots of short free clips, I recommend checking out "Tube" in Chaturbate's menu.

Cam picture quality varies a bit, as some of the cammers are beginners. I was very happy with cam quality overall though. There are always hundreds of live cams with a perfect picture, and the playback is super smooth. Some cam sites max out at 720P HD.
Chaturbate also has 1080P Full HD and even 4K UHD cams. They look amazing. You can also find cams that have a 60 fps framerate, producing a super smooth stream.

About accounts and registration. Most importantly, it's completely optional. Even if you do decide to create an account, you don't need to give them your email if you're worried about anonymity. (Although you could always just create a new Gmail or Protonmail email for just this purpose.)

Registered users are able to buy tokens, and can upgrade to a premium membership. Premium members can send private messages, and they get an ad-free version of the site. Personally I did't find their ad placements annoying at all.
Many payment methods are available for Token Purchases. Credit cards via Chaturbate's own billing solution, credit cards via Epoch, Wire Transfers, PaySafeCards, Safetypay, Sofort, Giropay, Direct Debit, and even Cryptocurrencies (BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH, DASH, BLK, DOGE, ETC, KMD, QTUM, VTC). Other payment methods may be available depending on the country.

In my opinion they did a pretty good job with Chaturbate's interface. It's very fast and easy to use. There are some ads, but that's the price of being able to watch hardcore cams for free. If they bother you, you can hide them by upgrading to a premium membership.
There are a lot of keywords you can filter by. Just click "TAGS" in the menu. Just a few examples: #Asian, #BigBoobs, #BBW, #Hairy, #Ebony, #18, #Mature, #Squirt, #Milf, #Anal, #Latina, #Pregnant, #Feet, #Smalltits, #Indian, #JOI, #CEI, #Dirty, #BDSM, #Nolimits #Femdom, #Fit.
If you click the Advanced Options at the top right, you can also filter by geographic location and cam quality. One thing I missed was the ability to filter by multiple keywords at the same time. In fact, it would be great to have an all-in-one search page where you can specify every search criteria in one place.

I also tested the site on my mobile phone. It looks great and and it's great to watch cams. There were some advanced options that I missed on the phone. There is no search by keyword/tag on mobile, no search by the price of the private shows, and you cannot set the stream quality manually. If you want these extra options, you can go to the desktop site from the menu.

Chaturbate is one of my favorite cam sites. It's great that you don't have to subscribe and you get to watch fully nude and hardcore shows. If you want to take things further and tip the girls or have private sessions, that's totally up to you. There are always thousands of models online, including lots of real newcomers. It's also great for those looking to watch couples, men, or trans performers. It can be a fun community experience, there are always a big amount of guests chatting & tipping the girls together. Go check it out, click here and enjoy!


20000 scenes (on Apr 4, 2019)
Avg. length
1 mins
type resolution bitrate info
mp4 1280 x 720 px HD 3000 kbps
Estimated amount. Video clips are available in some of the performers' rooms. Some are free, but most of them have to be purchased with tokens. Resolution and quality varies a lot.


No full photo galleries on this site


All models
Live models
4580 (on Apr 3, 2019)
Number of live models is accurate. Total models is an estimate, because offline models are not shown on this site.

Prices & Billing

Non-recurring Memberships:
length price rebills
Lifetime $0.00 no rebills
Generally free. Premium memberships hide ads and enable private messaging. Tokens can be purchased for tipping, private shows, and other extra features.

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