ImLive.com Review - A Top Tier Cheap Cam Site
Is ImLive Good?
ImLive is one of our favorite cheap sex cam sites. The site has a ton of babes, coupled with unbeatable low prices. It is no surprise, that ImLive is one of the most widely known adult sex cam sites in the world. ImLive has over 15 years of experience in the live porn world and has won multiple awards from YNOT awards, AVN awards, and even XBIZ awards.
ImLive has millions of registered users and tens of thousands of webcam models. There's always an exciting babe online, to help take care of any kink or dream you might have. As you'll find out in this review of ImLive, they literally seek to fulfill your sexual fantasies. Our exclusive link gives you 30 bonus Credits on your first purchase.
ImLive recently upgraded to HD, but maintaned their low prices. In the long run, when taking the customer loyalty program into account, ImLive becomes the cheapest private sex cam site there is. It can take quite a while to get there, but it is an enjoyable journey filled with nude babes and hand lotion.
ImLive is a premium adult chat site with thousands of active webcam models. No matter the time of day that you log on, you will find that you always have a huge variety to choose from, regardless of your preferences. You might see the occasional titty, but as far as we're concerned, ImLive is not a site for free sex cam shows.
The free chat option on ImLive is there for you to get to know the models better, to learn about what kind of performances they would be willing to give you in a private sex cam show with them. Basically, the chat is there to find out about the model's kinks, fetishes, and outfits.
We reviewed ImLive based on both the professional and amateur cam models. We know that sometimes users prefer more experienced girls, while others prefer girls who are still shy and unsure of how to please.
ImLive's user interface is clean and simple, with a clear focus on giving the user what they want. ImLive gives you the option to browse the site in whichever way you please. You can choose from a list view, a tile view, or a gallery view.
ImLive's Advanced Search is one of the best in the business. But, if you prefer to just browse randomly to test your luck, you should check out the Multi-Viewer, you can use it to watch six rooms at the same time.
One of the coolest things about ImLive is their option to submit a fantasy. You leave details about your sexual fantasy and models contact you to help fulfill them.
Strengths & Weaknesses
- Cheap private sex cam shows
- Private chat inclusive of cam2cam and audio
- Huge selection & variety of models
- Great number of fetish chat rooms
- Awesome customer loyalty program
- HD chat rooms aren't labelled
- No free nudity
- Takes a long time to climb up the loyalty tiers
The Webcam Models
There are over 40 thousand registered female webcam models on ImLive, you will find an average about 500 of them online at any given time. The highs and lows of the day will see the number of models online change by about 100. You can easily filter down some mini-categories. You can choose from Girl Alone, Fetish & BDSM babes, or Friends & Romance chat rooms.
Narrowing your search will help you choose the type of woman you are looking for. You can filter the babes by fetishes, prices, ethnicity and more. By clicking on the advanced search, you will be able to filter out a number of things a the same time, enabling you to find your dream babe for your dream price.
Over 6000 male webcam models have registered on ImLive. The majority of the male cam models are gay, but there are also a few straight male cam boys to choose from. The male category on ImLive is quite active, but there are other better gay chat sites to choose from.
More than 2500 straight couples have registered on ImLive, with another 1000 lesbian couples, and a few hundred gay couples. While the couples category might not be as full as the other categories, there is still plenty to see and do.
With nearly 2500 transgender webcam stars, ImLive is a prime place to watch trannies in action. The rooms are neatly divided between Trans Alone and Trans Couples. You can easily choose if you want to watch just one tranny or two of them having sex with each other.
ImLive has monthly pornstar shows with some of the biggest names in the industry. These aren't cam girls, they are professional pornstars, that do a cam show. Included in the past have been Adriana Chechik, Karma Rx, and Lana Rhoades.
The pornstar shows aren't limited to just female pornstars, there have been a number of gay and male pornstars that have appeared in the monthly shows. Jake Ashford and Jimmy Durano are just two of the men who have performed live, though it doesn't seem that there have been any gay pornstar shows in qutie a few years.
Each cam model on ImLive has her very own profile, complete with information about her and what she likes. You should click on each model's bio to learn and to see the following things -
This section is filled with generic information about the webcam model. You can find out her fetishes, her turn ons, and her turn offs. Most importantly, you will be able to find out what her expertises are.
Rather than a review of ImLive, this is the section where you will find mini-reviews about each model. The reviews rate the service, appearance, return rate, attentiveness, candy shows, and overall experience. They were written independently by each user, without any input from the site itself.
If the model has won any awards, you will find them listed under this page. Awards include things like Sweetest Pussy, Sweetest Legs, and Kinkiest.
The photo gallery section includes still images of the model. Some pictures are available for everyone to see, but most will require for you to actually have Credits in your account.
Each model on ImLive can set up an individual discount club for herself. You pay a set amount of Credits, and get a whole bunch of benefits. If you have a cam girl that you intend on spending a lot of time with, joining her discount club can save you a lot of money. You get a discount per minute depending on your level within the loyalty program. You also get bigger savings on longer chat sessions, and to watch all her host videos.
Sometimes you want watch to watch more than one girl at a time. What the GroupCams does is give you the ability to invite one of the cam models friends into a chat session with you. You get a 0.70 Credit discount on the second girl (unless she charges 0.98/min). The benefit of GroupCams is that you get two webcam models that are already friendly with each other, both working together to please you. We wrote a fuller explanation of the GroupCams feature here.
ImLive has several chat options. At the end of the day, there is a free video chat, but it's purpose is to direct you to a paid service. We will elaborate a little bit about each, so you can familiarize yourself with all your options. We mostly recommend going into private sex cam performances, as it's the best way to cam2cam. We recommend candy shows mainly if you are aiming to save money.
Free Video Chat
These are the open chat rooms, where all registered users can chat. These rooms are designed for you to talk to the models, and to get to know them better. The girls will tease and arouse you, but no nudity is allowed. Once you've found the babe you want to splurge on/to, you can invite her to a private show where you can cam2cam.
Try and watch out to see if the webcam model posts a discount code in the free chat. It can save you a bunch of money. You can also save money by booking for longer chat sessions. A 30 min chat session will save you 20%, while a 60 minute chat session will save you 30%. As mentioned previously, discount clubs can save you even more money.
Private chat is when you invite a webcam model into a private session with you. This is where you can turn on your webcam and your microphone, and actually engage with the model. The private chat is where the webcam models play with themselves and orgasm for you.
Private chat sessions are where you get to take the directors seat and tell the model what to do, within reason. Remember to be nice and that patience usually pays off.
Other users will be able to spy in on your show, but voyeurs get only the image of the model, without you in it. If you turn on your cam, they won't see you. Don't worry about whether your microphone is turned on or not, voyeurs don't get any audio.
These are ImLive's equivalent of a group show. You tip an amount to reserve a spot in a show. If the goal is reached, the show starts, if it doesn't, you get a refund. Nudity is technically not allowed in the pre-show phase, but it seems some of the girls ignore this and sit around topless.
Live Sex Video Chat
If you see a live sex video chat banner, that means that someone else is already in a private show with that cam girl. If that's what you're into, you can spy on other people's shows. You won't get to chat or hear the audio, but you'll be able to see what sort of kinky things other people ask for.
The free multi-viewer lets you watch six cam rooms at the same time. You can't chat or interact with the models, but you can choose to enter the free video chat rooms of the models that interest you. You can enable the audio while watching the multi-viewer, to hear what is going on in the rooms.
The paid multi-viewer is the same as the regular multi-viewer. The key difference is that instead of displaying to you free chat rooms, it displays to you the private chat rooms that people are already in.
ImLive recently upgraded their video players. ImLive now has full HD sex cam rooms. The video quality is pretty damn nice, but you will find that not all of the models have adapted yet. In total, around half the girls are using HD webcams at the moment. The rooms aren't labelled, so you will need to do a bit of searching. Thankfully, unlike sites like MyDirtyHobby and Visit-X, you have a free chat room to be able to scope out situation before you start forking out cash.
While you might need to look around for a bit, the overall video quality on the site is adequate. You can find better video quality on sites like LiveJasmin, but you will also have to pay more for it.
ImLive's Mobile Site
ImLive's chat rooms might not look the greatest on a desktop screen, but the mobile device is actually the perfect size to make ImLive look great. The sex cam chat rooms arguably look better on the mobile phone than they do on a computer.
ImLive has been well optimized, so that you can actually chat while watching the screen. We recommend using ImLive with your phone held in the portrait position. While held vertically, you can use the keyboard without losing any viewing real-estate.
Once you've logged in, you can easily invite any webcam model you are watching into a private show.
Unfortunately, you currently cannot cam2cam while on the mobile phone. CamSoda currently remains the only live porn site capable of cam2cam on a mobile phone.
We've spoken to the customer support on ImLive, they have assured us that they are currently working on a solution. Mobile cam2cam on ImLive may come sooner than expected.
ImLive is currently one of our favorite cam sites to watch on mobile.
Under the Host Videos tab on ImLive, there is a huge number of recorded videos.
Included in this section are Top Past Live Shows, Hosts' Video Series, Monthly Video Contests, Free Teasers, Pornstar Shows, and Your Content.
The name of sections are indicative of what can be found under each tab. To view all the videos on the site, just stay on the Host Videos main page.
The section that will interest you the most, is the Your Content tab.
When you enter a private show on ImLive, you will notice that new options open up. One of these options is a button that lets you record your private shows.
Your Content is where these recorded videos will be saved. If you cam2cam, the video feed featuring you won't be saved. You'll only get to watch the model you previously watched.
Rewatching your favorite shows costs money, but it's cheaper than going into a new private show.
You should check out the monthly video contest section for some freebies. The girls upload themed videos every month, to compete for cash prizes. If you find a particular video that appeals to you, you should vote for the model, so she's motivated to keep making more videos every month.
Registration on ImLive
Registering on ImLive is completely free. All you need is an email, username and password. You don't need to put in your credit card details.
Your payment information isn't needed until you actually decide to make a purchase.
Prices on ImLive
ImLive Credits have a direct 1 to 1 exchange rate with the US dollar. You can buy Credits in increments of 25, 50, or 100.
Depending on when you are on the site, you might be treated to bonus treats or raffle tickets. These are given at ImLive's discretion, so what you are offered might change from day to day.
The cost of private sex cam shows on ImLive changes depending on the model you are looking at.
New models have a starting price of 0.98 Credits a minute, which is $0.98 a minute.
As models gain more experience, they start raising their prices, as they become better at their jobs. It's very rare to find a model that charges over 5 dollars a minute. Most of the models charge an average of about $2.50 a minute for a private sex cam show which is inclusive of both cam2cam and 2 way audio.
The price of the group show/candy shows on ImLive changes drastically from model to model. Some webcam girls want as little as 1 Credit for a 30 minute show, while others want 10 Credits for a 5 minute show. Generally speaking, we usually go with the private shows where we don't have to fight with other users for attention.
- Diners Club
- Direct Banking
ImLive is able to provide assistance through a variety of means. There's an extensive FAQ section, email support, or phone number to call if you prefer a human voice. Live chat is available, but only unlocks at Gold level of the loyalty program.
The FAQ section is quite straight forward, you can click on the question that is relevant to you, or use the search bar to try and find a solution to your problem.
Any email you send will usually be responded to within 8 hours. We have found that any queries regarding payments/refunds are usually responded to with amazing speed.
Live chat and calling the phone number will give you immediate assistance. To reach the phone number you will have to type in a query into the search bar. To get to the live chat, we recommend going to the payment page and waiting for the live chat assistance bar to open up.
ImLive is aware that sometimes you buy something and end up regretting it. According to their 100% satisfaction guarantee, if you are a brand new member that has never used their services before, you get get a refund of up to $25.00 to your credit card, no questions asked.
ImLive is prepared to issue a refund to your credit card, for any unspent transactions which were purchased within 30 days of the request for a refund.
It seems that where possible, ImLive would prefer to give you a Credits refund instead of a cash refund. There are four possible scenarios for which they might give you a Credit refund.
- Technical issues during paid video chat sessions;
- Technical accessing and/or using the site;
- Unsatisfactory paid video chat sessions;
- Unspent Credit purchases made in error.
Customer Loyalty Program
ImLive has an amazing customer loyalty program. The more you use the site, the more you are rewarded. At the highest loyalty tier, you get up to $25.00 worth of Credits with each and every purchase. As you rise up the levels, you retain the benefits from the previous tier, you just get more free Credits and bigger discounts.
New Member - Free Account
- A new account
- Can browse through the free chat rooms
- Can create a favorites list
- Can't invite models to private
Bronze Member - First Purchase
- First 20 seconds of each private show are free
- Access to private hot galleries
- Past Pornstar shows for just 4 Credits
- 20% Discount Club reduction on recorded shows
Silver Member - 500 Points
- Up to 10 free Credits with every purchase
- Up to 10 free Treats with every purchase
- Discount Club reduction of 0.70 Credits per minute in private shows
- Past Pornstar shows for just 2 Credits
- 25% Discount Club reduction on recorded shows
Gold Member - 2,500 Points
- Up to 20 free Credits with every purchase
- Up to 20 free Treats with every purchase
- Discount Club reduction of 0.70 Credits per minute in private shows
- Past Pornstar shows are 100% free
- Monthly Pornstar shows are free
- 30% Discount Club reduction on recorded shows
- Live chat support
VIP Member - 15,000 Points
- Up to 25 free Credits with every purchase
- Up to 25 free Treats with every purchase
- 50 free Credits for every 10,000 points you collect
- Discount Club reduction of 0.90 Credits per minute in private shows
- Past Pornstar shows are 100% free
- Monthly Pornstar shows are free
- 35% Discount Club reduction on recorded shows
- 24/7 VIP customer support
*The points you have collected will reset to 0 each time you reach a new level.
The Bottom Line
Combining ImLive's cheap prices with the extensive loyalty program results in some of the cheapest private sex cam shows the internet has to offer. Climbing up the ranks can take a long time, but generally speaking, you will most likely enjoy the process.
The webcam video quality might not always be the best, but you really are getting what you pay for.
The cam girls on ImLive are hot and just as willing as on any other site. You will notice that with the huge selection of webcam models available, most of the chat rooms are relatively empty.
ImLive actually limits the number of users which can enter each chat room.
What that does, is create an environment in which the model can talk to all the guests efficiently. The webcam models on ImLive are very attentive, and they work hard to get the attention of each and every guest.
Being a polite and friendly user goes a long way to make sure that the webcam model you are watching likes you. The better your bond with the model, the more she will be willing to fulfill all of your requests.
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