Pros: ImLive is one of the more popular webcam websites which means there's always loads of cam models to choose from. It has been around since 2002 and has over 33 million members. Im Live was the leading webcam website for a number of years. While it's no longer at the top it's still a very good cam site. It is run by the same company as Sexier but it has greater functionality and more cam models.
Cons: ImLive doesn't have a really strong free aspect to it. There is plenty to see for free but you're not going to get a lot of hard core content for nothing like the free tipping sites.
Design: ImLive is designed in a similar fashion to the original chat sites such as iFriends. It has a non-sexual section called Friends & Romance. I'm not sure this section gets much use and is most likely just there to give the site a sense of legitimacy. The hosts in here will get banned by the site if they show you anything so if you want real action avoid this area.
Summary: Unlike iFriends, which seems to have lost it's way in recent years, ImLive is still a very popular site and is one of the best traditional cam sites around. With a great marketing team, they've managed to grow the number of users and chat hosts on their site. This ultimately gives you a better choice and overall a better experience.
Awards: It was awarded the 'Best Live Chat Website' in 2011, 2012 and again in 2015 by AVN (Adult Video News).
#2 Webcams: 120,000
Ave Cost: $1.98/min
Free Chat: YES
Alexa Rank: 3407
Around half of the chat hosts allow you free video chat so you can see what you're getting before you pay. The rest only allow free text chat. When you want to go live and chat one-on-one you will need to sign up. You can sign up anytime for free. Credits cost around $1 each and the more you buy the more House of Games credits you receive.
In the house of games you can use your house of games credits at a rate of $1.48. Hosts put on a show but if you want something specific they expect tips.
There are a lot of women to choose from on ImLive. The costs generally range from $0.98/min to $5.80/min. You can search by price so you can easily see who's good value. There are not many charging $0.98/min but around half of the webcam performers charge $1.98/min and is the most common price. As with anything you get what you pay for, so for $5.80/min you should get a good show. The most expensive I found was a really famous playboy playmate who was asking $14.98.
There are always around 3-5 hosts available in the House of Games. I believe all hosts eventually get a chance at the House of Games, as they rotate through the list.
There are around 120,000 chat hosts registered with ImLive. There are usually around 700-1,400 available at any given time. This gives you one of the biggest choices of any site.
It seems like many of the hosts on here are from western countries. They can get tired of working on the free chat sites where there's a lot of guys begging them to do things for nothing. There's also many from Eastern Europe and a few from the Philippines.
In addition to the regular amateur chathosts there are also over 300 Celebrity Porn Stars working on ImLive. Some are quite famous in the industry having done over 100 movies. I even found Mandy Lynn on here. She's a Playboy Playmate and star of America's Most Smartest Model on VH1.
ImLive is a large site with loads of categories. These categories are needed since you have so many chat hosts available at any given time and it's good to narrow them down.
The Live Sex Chat categories are;
Cam Girls » Girl Alone | Shy Girl Alone | Fetish &BDSM | Girl Alone (Lesbian) | Celebrity Porn Stars | Role Play
Shemales » Shemales | Shemale Couples
Group Sex » Girl and Guy (Couples) | Girl on Girl | Guy on Guy | Threesomes/Groups
Hot Guys » Guy Alone (Gay) | Guy Alone (Straight)
Cam Girls can be further broken down into the following categories;
Free Video Chat | House of Games | New Hosts | Hall of Fame
Price » 0.98 | 1.98 | 2.80 | 3.80 | 4.80 | 5.80
Age » Age 18-19 | Age 20-24 | Age 25-29 | Age 30-39 | Mature
Body » Petite | Slender | Curvy | Healthy | BBW
Ethnicity » Caucasian | Black | Hispanic | Asian | Arab | Mediterranean | Indian
Bust » Small | Medium | Big | Huge
Ass Size » Tiny | Medium | Big | Huge
Hair Color » Black Hair | Brunette | Blonde | Red Hair | Auburn | Gray Hair | White Hair
In the past very few webcam sites were viewable on mobile devices. Most cam sites used flash whereas iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad couldn't use flash. This is no longer the case and most sites offer a mobile version. However ImLive was one of the first sites to set a fully functional site for mobile devices particularly for the iPhone.
ImLive is still one of the leading mobile webcam websites. It has been formatted to perfection for most Android and iOS devices. The navigation has been created specifically for these devices making it easy with just a few taps to get into seeing a chat host live.
You can chat and watch the host easily and seemlessly on the same screen.