Number of Web Cam hosts
On XLoveCam you will find that there are around 4,500 registered live webcam performers, but we all know by now that this is far from portraying the number of online web cameras. You will usually see at least 250 online models, and they will usually be mostly Europeans.
Private video chat room admission costs $1.25- $3.99 per each minute, and that's not bad at all. You won't find any chats here for under a buck, but it is pretty rare to end up chatting with a model who charges more than $4.95. Cost is pretty average for the webcam industry, and there isn't a huge difference between the cams.
Credit on X Love Cam
Recently, XLoveCam.com has made some changes to its credit packages and they are now easier than ever to follow: 25, 50 or 100 dollars will buy you 25, 50 or 100 credits. Simple enough, right? I figured you'd like that.As common on video webcams, all credit is purchased in blocks. Prices are a bit odd, but my guess is that because this website is clearly Europe-based, all cost is converted from Euros. Credit package are of course subject to changes from time to time, but currently this is their general description:
- $25 for 18.05 credits
- $50 for 36 credits
- $100 for 72 credits
You can pay for the videochat rooms on XLoveCam in many methods, and they are all safe. I just couldn't help but noticing that MasterCard wasn't accepted on this site, and I have to ask: What's up with that?
- Credit Card
- Visa Electron
- Click and buy
- Direct ebanking
- Pay by Phone
- Bank transfer
- Free Basic Membership – No Credit Card Needed
- New Members Receive a Free VIP Video
Types of Memberships and Benefits
There are really only two types of membership on XLoveCam, and even this statement is a bit farfetched. Other than the basic membership, you can't really upgrade, just pay extra for specific host's services. Read on for a more detailed explanation.
On most websites free members are banned from using more of the site and can't access any of the really cool webcam features. On this adult webcam site any free member has as many rights as any paying members, accept for the ability to watch private shows and enter VIP areas.Cost to Join: Free
Information Required: User name, valid email, Password. No Credit Card Needed!
- Unlimited Free video chat
- Access to the Webcam models' profiles
- Free video zoom Normal size of live webcam video is 320x240, but you can zoom it up to 734x550 if you want, FREE of charge.
- Free Model Pictures – Featured on each performer's personal images gallery on the "Complete Profile" page.
- Free Model videos - Every webcam model on XloveCam.com is able to prerecord video clips and upload them to the profile page. These short tubes can be watched for free by all members, assuming that the performer has some.
- "My Favorites" Page – On every free videochat room as well as on the Complete Profile pages you can find a link named "Add to my Favorites", which will add specific performers to a special personal page. This way you can find models that you like without hassle, every time you log on.
- Send Free Text Messages to Hosts
- Free Use of emoticons – On Free Chat Rooms and Private Shows.
- Text chat with the models
- Free Model Pics – If they have any on their profile (there aren't all that many though).
VIP membership is not really a membership, it's just an extra fee that gives you access to a specific host and her exclusive videos and pics, you know – the kind she saves for special occasions.Cost to Join: Varies according to the host, but around $12.49 per month.
As Stated – Access to a specific host's full content.
XLoveCam.com really stands out of the webcam site crowd because most of its features are offered free of charge for any member, with no relation to whether you have credit in your account or not. There is nothing really unique, but it's nice that everything is open for everyone and the different features really are quite efficient.
- Pictures – The free model galleries are open for everyone to view. Some areas are restricted and kept for VIP members only.
- Webcam Model Videos – Again, many are offered for free and you can just log on and watch them.
- Favorite List – A list that you can use to remember specific video chat rooms and then return to them without the trouble of looking around.
- User Rating – Leave comments about specific performers and read what other users said about them.
- Sending Messages – To hosts. They can send messages back to members of course, if they choose.
There's an especially neat feature on XLoveCams, and although it is just a fun gadget, I was quite impressed by it. When you put your mouse over any chat room picture you will immediately see the relevant info of the cam model and an enlarge picture of her that soon turns into an actual peek into her video chat room, assuming that she is live of course. See how it looks in the screenshot below but I assure you that in real life, it's even cooler.
Video Chat Features
- Cam 2 Cam – A 2 way webcam where you can watch a host on your screen while she watches you through your private web cam.
- Cam Brightness Control
- Webcam Color Control
- Webcam Saturation Control
- Cam Contras Control
- Adjust Screen Size: Small, Medium, Large, Full Screen
- Volume Control
I thought the profiles of the hosts on X Love Cam were especially useful. They were well-organized, which is surprisingly rare in the live cam world. Each profile is divided to 6 mini-pages.
- Information – Bio details, physical appearance, what's happening on her live show.
- Comments – Left by other chatters on the host page.
- Schedule of live performances.
- Pics – Pictures that the hosts upload to their personal pages
- Vids – Videos that the performers upload to their personal pages
- Messages – A simple system that enables you to send the performers messages.
- VIP – Here you'll find videos and content kept for VIP members only.
The only way to contact XLoveCam is through the incredibly red online form. I am not trying to imply anything metaphorical here – it’s just really red. Take a look at the screenshot below and you’ll see what I mean. Anyway, strange esthetic choices aside, fill this form in and the site representative will get back to you ASAP. There’s also a special link for billing issues, with a specified FAQ page.
There are in fact 2 forms of FAQ on XLoveCam.com and they are truly helpful. One is a general Frequently Asked Questions page where many topics including prices and webcam features receive attention. The other deals strictly with billing questions and is helpful for those who want to cancel a membership, get refunds or ask questions about the varied transactions.
As said before, this webcam website is very clearly Made in Europe, and not that it's a bad thing. It is offered in a total of 7 languages and that does mean the entire site, not just specific chat rooms.
Pros and Cons
Even experienced cammers will find something unique in X Love Cam. This site combines European flavors with a modern style and can be viewed on PC as well as on iphone. The cam shows are of the highest-quality and so are the offered basic features and you can search for a specific woman according to any criteria - even prices.
While this site is well-made, certain aspects of it appear to be stuck in the 90s. There are no features that make it unforgettable and the women all follow the same general looks. For an exotic taste, or an amateur feel, you will have to go elsewhere.
If professional webcam sites is what you like, XLoveCam is a sure bet for all. You will never find that grainy cam streaming that identifies so many amateur webcam sites and every performer seems as though she was handpicked and trained. Amateur cam seekers or those who are looking for something out of the ordinary might do better to go on looking, but in my opinion XLoveCam has everything it takes to become great.