Adult Empire Review: Unlimited Access to 165,000 Adult Movies

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Looking for a reliable source to access a vast array of award-winning adult movies on demand, backed by an esteemed online retailer with decades of experience in the industry?

Look no further than Adult Empire.

Established in 1997 as a pioneer in the online adult entertainment market, Adult Empire has not only maintained its reputation for selling high-quality physical DVDs but also boasts an impressive catalog of over 165,000 streaming titles spanning a diverse range of genres. From niche fetish and cutting-edge VR experiences to mainstream categories such as teen, MILF, and anal, as well as the latest releases.

Adult Empire releases new content at breakneck speed, which is part and parcel of the ongoing battle to become the number one adult VOD service.

What truly sets Adult Empire apart is the flexibility it offers customers in terms of payment options. Whether you prefer rentals, pay-per-view, or an all-inclusive monthly membership granting unlimited access to their extensive video archives, Adult Empire is your ultimate destination for adult video-on-demand content.

In our comprehensive Adult Empire review, we delve into the massive library of their paid porn offerings, examining not only their video-on-demand porn and DVD sales but also their flagship Adult Empire Unlimited subscription.

Let’s see how it stacks up to the competition!

Adult Empire: From Dirty DVDs to Porn Streaming Giant

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Over the years, Adult Empire has evolved from an adult DVD retailer to an industry-leading adult video-on-demand service.

As well as offering physical DVD deliveries both within the U.S and internationally, customers can choose to watch any of their adult movies online. Predictably, this is where the money is in 2023.

The site has been operating since 1997 and is a part of the DVD Empire Group of sites which includes:

  • Gay Empire
  • Used DVD
  • Pornstar Empire
  • DVD Empire
  • Adult Empire Unlimited

The site is also white-labeled and packaged under several other brands, e.g. Adam & Eve VOD.

This network is one of the largest web, video and DVD retail sales outlets in the United States and offers a collection of more than 93,000 DVD and Blu-Ray porno titles plus 165,000 on-demand adult feature films for streaming. That adds up to over 700,000 clips in total.

Adult Empire competes directly with popular rival sites such as AEBN, and Adult Time. And while it lacks the glossy high-end feel of Adult Time, it boasts a much larger content library. Adult Empire’s ability to secure licensing agreements with various content providers, studios, and adult film producers is perfect for the porn connoisseur who values an abundance of choice over a few heavily-marketed original series.

The award-winning site has won the AVN Best Retail Website Award a staggering 14 times, most recently in 2021 as well as the XBiz Adult Site of the Year (VOD) for the last six years on the bounce!

Adult Empire is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and was co-founded by Jeff Rix and John-Michael D’Arcangelo, both of whom were cited by AVN (2007) as being two of the most influential names in porn.

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What Can You Watch on Adult Empire?

Adult Empire’s extensive VOD library is expertly curated with all titles well-tagged. You can filter by keywords or flick through easy-to-browse categories, such as:

  • Lesbian
  • Interracial
  • Transsexual
  • Anal
  • Black
  • Family Roleplay
  • Asian
  • 18+ Teens
  • MILF

As well as these popular mainstream genres you can find hundreds of specific sub-genres including fetish and kink, foreign language and niche interest porn.

From Goth Girls and Grandpas to Prison Chicks and Pony Play, there really is a great choice of films here whatever you are into.

And, as well as being able to search by genre, you can also find porno titles by studio, release dates, performers and price.

With so many to choose from it helps being able to use pre-set lists and Adult Empire has a couple of good ones to help get you started:

  • Bestsellers – The most popular downloaded titles on the platform all organised into one handy list of movies.
  • Recently Added – Not necessarily new to be released but new to the platform, this list gives you an at-a-glance selection of retro films and old favorites as well as some of the best films from the last decade.
  • New Releases – Now, these bad boys are all brand new titles from the last 3-6 months. They often hit the studio’s own sites first so they can be a little out of date but Adult Empire is one of the first to get the syndicated rights.

And, if you are still struggling with what to watch next then there is a handy section of free trailers. These are great if you don’t want to buy a whole film without checking it our first and you can filter these down by category, series, studio, performer, release date and run time.

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Some of our favorite categories on Adult Empire include the Classics and Award Winners.

The former offers a great retrospective of porn from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Included within this list are a load of brilliant European titles (some in English, some not) as well as American porn legends like Amber Lynn, Debi Diamond, Nina Hartley and Ginger Lynn. And, if you really like your porn ‘old skool’ then hit up the Vintage section too for some scenes of historic erotica.

The Award Winners selection offers up only those titles which have earned acclaim at either the AVN or Xbiz awards. This pretty much guarantees you the highest level of quality control so anything you pick up from this category is worth spending on.

Finally, we can always recommend checking out the Sale section. Often considered the dogpile of porn, you can find some interesting but unloved gems in here for a bargain.

Is The Adult Empire Unlimited Subscription Worth It?

Our addiction to services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime has had knock-on consequences for the porn industry.

Many of us have forgotten what it means to pay-per-minute or take out a rental. Adult Empire has had to keep up with the times, and has done so by rolling out the Adult Empire Unlimited subscription package.

For a monthly fee, you receive access to a huge library of content that you can stream anytime you want. No late fees, no worrying about dud rentals.

Adult Empire Unlimited caters to the modern user who enjoys binge-watching adult content and exploring a diverse range of premium porn studios without the commitment of individual subscriptions.

Pricing for Adult Empire Unlimited

There are over 17,180 models to enjoy, covering 700,000 scenes in total. The platform does a good job of serving up content that is trending, for one reason or another.

For example, at the time of writing in April 2023, the #1 most viewed porn star on Adult Empire is Stormy Daniels. We wonder why. 😉

If you find a porn star that you like, you can click through to their Bio page and view a full collection of clips, drawn from the entire backlog that Adult Empire has in its library. It’s a bit like IMDB, but for porn, and with the hottest credits available to stream directly while you browse.

Speaking of streaming, the latest videos are generally available in 4K HD, or 1,920 x 1,080 HD at worst. However, older releases are bound to the standards of yesteryear. If you’re expecting the entire backlog to play in 4K, you’ll be sorely disappointed.

It’s better to think of Adult Empire Unlimited as a monthly pass to a giant library of porn. It’s going to take some extensive trial and error to uncover the hidden gems, and the standards vary between titles.

This is our biggest criticism of Adult Empire compared to a glossier platform like Adult Time, where the production quality is top-notch throughout. While Adult Time can draw you in with an addictive original series, Adult Empire is more for dipping in and out.

Extra Features of Adult Empire

In addition to video-on-demand streaming, you can also find tons of other great stuff on Adult Empire.

Virtual Reality

Well, first up we have the VR section of Adult Empire which means you can choose from a large selection of immersive UHD films, perfect for virtual reality.

Titles are compatible with all the major headsets including Oculus, Vive, Samsung Gear and PlayStation.

This area of the site has really grown over the last two years, with an impressive 5573 VR movies now available to stream.

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Pornstar Bios

One of the great features of a site this established and of this size is that their archive of content includes loads of great material which you can search for by pornstar.

And, if you check out the Pornstars tab on the main menu then you can find galleries, reviews and a full filmography for every major adult star featured on the site. You also get a neat little bio, too.

It’s also worth keeping an eye on the Adult Empire YouTube channel for some porn star interviews and tell-alls.

Free Content

As well as offering up the links for all the movies that each pornstar features in, you can also check out tons of free pictures in these pornstar galleries. Some even include interviews (both written and video).

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DVD Sales

Whilst the site is set up for on demand streaming, don’t forget that most of the titles you see here are available to buy as physical DVDs or Blu-Rays. Unlimited subscribers get 10% off DVD purchases.

Sex Toys

Adult Empire also offers a selection of bedroom basics and sex aids including classics like pumps, sleeves and strokers plus vibrators, dongs and dolls. Once again, Unlimited subscribers get 10% off and regular discounts.

Chromecast Support

Adult Empire is available to watch directly on your TV using your Roku or Chromecast device and you can easily link your account by entering your unique linking code.

See more: our top picks for watching porn on Chromecast

How Much is Adult Empire?

If you are purchasing a DVD then these are priced individually and range from around $9.99 to $27.99.

And, if you just want to watch online then you can do so in one of several ways:


You’ll get charged for the time you stream any scene or movie for and this costs as little as $0.08/minute depending on what kind of package you buy.

Minutes come in bundles with discounts being available the more you buy at once. From 15 minutes for $3.99 up to 960 minutes for $91.99 the price per minute ranges from $0.09-$0.26 cents.

But, if you feel like really splashing out then a premium package of 5,800 plus 300 free minutes can be picked up for $499.99 which brings the cost per minute right down to $0.08.

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Titles can be rented for a period of seven days with costs varying from a few dollars to $10+

Stream For Life

Sort of an extended rental you can pay to have any title available in your own Adult Empire library and these are priced individually but are generally only around 20% in cost than if you were renting.

Download & Stream For Life

If you want to download a title to play offline then you can. Usually charged at twice the price of a rental, this option costs $10-$20 with newer or premium releases being more.

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Adult Empire Unlimited

And finally, for those porn fans who want more, we have the Adult Empire Unlimited option.

This is by far the best value for money if you intend to stream movies regularly.

For a fixed monthly fee you can access any of the 165,000+ online movies (that’s 700,000 scenes!) on Adult Empire plus you get:

  • No annoying ads or popups
  • Membership to the full Adult Empire network of sites
  • 10% Discount on Sex Toys and DVDs

There are three price plans available for the Unlimited Membership:

  • One month for $24.99
  • Three months for $49.98
  • Twelve months for $149.94

You can also try the service out for $2.99 on a limited two-day trial basis.

Adult Empire Review: King of Adult VOD Content?

Empires aren’t built overnight and Adult Empire has been growing in might over the last 27 years to become something of an institution when it comes to retailing porn movies.

There are plenty of platforms offering a similar service these days, and all of them very much claiming to be the Netflix of Porn. And whilst there is little we could say to dissuade you not to try any of them we can certainly recommend Adult Empire for your shortlist.

For us, they offer one of the widest selections of films available on the market and these are well-priced, available in great quality and organized in an easy-to-browse catalog.

What we like the flexible ways to pay. This means that you can get a piece of the action whatever your budget.

It goes without saying that the Unlimited option is the best value deal for regular buyers, but if you want to dip your toes in with a single scene, or a random video that has been tickling your pickle? The option is there!

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With millions of satisfied customers over the years, Adult Empire hasn’t turned its back on what it does best which is delivering physical products. Whilst there is a whole generation who still look blankly at DVDs and Blu-Rays, there are some of us who like to own our own collection.

Of course, this also extends to sex toys and with free shipping for orders over $25 and free gifts on orders over $75, they are still an attractive place to buy online.

In short, Adult Empire is a solid choice for your adult video-on-demand services and we can’t find any good reason why you wouldn’t use them to stream your next porn flick. So, if you want to be the architect of your own empire then start building your own collection online today and get streaming.

Sign up on Adult Empire to get started.

All featured images via AdultEmpire.


Mike Morris

Mike is a senior contributor to AdultVisor and is tasked with reviewing the latest adult products, services and trends. He previously worked in production for a famous adult game and is very familiar with the growing space of X-rated titles. Mike has contributed to several other adult blogs, including Euro Sex Scene and Fetish Engine.
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