Camarads’ pitch from the get go is as follows: watch the private life of other people live. You’re promised real voyeur feeds of multiple couples 24/7 – the ultimate fly on the wall experience for anyone who likes to watch others fuck.
Instead of operating in just one location, Camarads runs a number of different apartments, almost all of which are populated with a straight couple (one girl, one guy). You’ll find around a dozen at any one time, with multiple cameras offered throughout the apartments.
As is customary for these types of platforms, Camarads.com has a number of free streams – but most of the action you want to see is hidden behind paid feeds. Are these paid voyeur cam feeds good enough to justify spending money at Camarads?
That’s a question we’ll be answering in this thorough, extensive analysis of Camarads.
- Camarads Review: A Voyeur’s Paradise?
- Camera Details
- Camera Quality
- Interactive Toys
- 24 Hour Replay Feature
- The Gallery
- Interface & Navigation
- Camarads Premium Subscription
- The Downsides of Camarads
- Our Verdict on Camarads
Camarads Review: A Voyeur’s Paradise?
Camarads has operated for quite a few years now, and it certainly has a large following in the voyeur cam space.
Every so often, a new couple will be added to the site, while others will leave the project. Camarads prefers its performers to be B/G, but some solo girls have worked here before, as have lesbian couples. We’re unaware of all-male voyeur shows on Camarads, but they might come along every so often. We also found some couples have pets! Isabel & Oliver have a cat: he can be an absolute menace at times when they’re sleeping.
Although there are free cam feeds here, it’s less freemium than you might imagine – think of the free side of Camarads as being a demo of what you can get if you pay for premium access.
Each apartment on Camarads has a number of cameras attached to it – we found that 7 seemed to be around the number they stick to. Free cameras are displayed in green, premium cameras are displayed in red.
As you can see, the real juicy stuff happens in premium rooms – you’ll have to subscribe if you want to get full access to the platform. Note that premium access to Camarads is across all of the apartments: you don’t have to pay for every spot.
Let’s take a look at a few of the camera areas in detail:
As you can probably imagine, this is where a lot of the wild stuff happens. The guys and girls who stream on Camarads are incentivized to spend as much time as possible doing naughty things in their bedrooms. You’ll also find that Camarads has decent night vision cameras, so you can watch couples sleep. They usually do this completely naked. In some instances, couples will sleep naked with low or minimal coverage.
There are bathroom cameras in the apartments – they face a bath or shower, instead of the toilet. Most readers won’t find much of a thrill from watching someone poop or pee, but some might – it’s best to let them know that this place isn’t going to help them find what gets them off.
Most of the time, you’ll just check out the kitchen streams to follow your favorite streamer, but there will be some instances where action unfolds in these locations. Plenty of Camarads apartments also have their residents walking around completely naked, so if you want to watch someone looking in the nude – this is one option for you to find what you seek.
Most webcam platforms can get around with average quality feeds, mainly because the models are in a fixed position and can fiddle with their settings. Voyeur cams are a different ball game – you need good bitrates and decent webcams, since you’re covering a larger area and things aren’t simple for the performers to alter.
In the footer of Camarads’ website, it makes a mention of 4K quality – though it does appear to be spammy text as opposed to legitimate advertising claims. Either way, Camarads doesn’t have 4K streams.
Streams were always in 1080p, but bitrates ranged dramatically – sometimes, it went as low as 0.6 Mb/s. The webcams are good, so it’s passable, but ideally, we’d like to see a higher data throughput. This is especially the case if we’re paying customers. Bandwidth costs money, but it should be a trivial expense when you’re serving that data to people who are paying for the privilege.
1.5 Mb/s is about the average we encountered. Comparing that to a rival voyeur platform – Warehouse X – which runs at 2.8 Mb/s, it’s quite clear that there’s room for improvement here regarding objective quality.
Unfortunately, Camarads lacks any interactive toy features. It also doesn’t have a chat box: this platform is very much a voyeur experience. Other services might try to straddle the line, but you’re here to watch and there are zero interactive tools or features.
If you want to control interactive toys, you’re better off using a traditional cam site service.
24 Hour Replay Feature
All streams and cams here have a 24-hour replay feature. Essentially, you’re able to go back through the last day and watch any point. One thing we really appreciate is an activity display in the form of a graph – this allows you to quickly find the moments where action unfolds. The replays also come with audio, plus they’re available in the original quality (1080p).
We came across a pretty annoying bug when using the replay scrubbing tool: for some reason, it would constantly readjust to around an hour after we selected and we found no way to fix it. Changing browsers, resizing, etc., did nothing to remedy the issue. Hopefully it’s just a temporary bug that they fix sooner rather than later.
When particularly hot moments occur, they’re archived and sent through to the gallery. You’ll be able to watch clips that are around 10 to 20 minutes in length here – all of which are original content from the Camarads platform. The dates on these go back quite a few months, so we’re pretty sure they’re picky with what appears. Subjectively, the content is top tier stuff too. Lots of hardcore action, passionate lovemaking and so on.
The videos can only be streamed. It’s possible to download them if you really want to, but you’ll have to jump through a few hoops in order to do that. The format is 1080p and bitrates are between 1 and 1.5 Mb/s.
For some reason, a few clips make multiple appearances with different names. We’re not sure why, but it’s pretty rare.
Interface & Navigation
We think the interface could be slightly better, but all in all, it’s not difficult to understand how they’ve set things up and for you to easily navigate through the different apartments and cameras within those apartments. The sidebar opts to display the rooms with the highest number of viewers too, so you can very quickly find where the action is taking place.
Camarads doesn’t have the ability for you to lower the stream quality: this would be a nice additional feature. A chat room would also be great, even if it’s only able to be viewed by other users. Sometimes, you want to have a chin wag with other viewers and commentate, right?
The Mobile Experience
It’s impressive how similar the mobile platform is to the desktop website. Replay works fine (in fact, the bug we encountered disappeared), skipping between rooms is smooth and you’re even able to go into true full-screen (any browser too – not just the one native to your device).
As far as cam platforms go on mobile devices, Camarads’ implementation is one of the best we’ve come across.
Camarads Premium Subscription
The financial side of this service is real simple: you pay for a fixed subscription ahead of time and that’s that. There are no tokens, upsells or anything of that nature. One size fits all: we like billing simplicity, and that’s evidently the case here on Camarads.
If you’re completely new to the platform and you just want to try it out, you can get a $2.99 3-day trial (it rebills at $29.9 per month unless you cancel). Pretty decent offer (cheaper than RealLifeCam), and it’s our go-to recommendation for our readers. If you like the platform, there are a few other options:
- 30 days: $29.9
- 90 days: $74.9
- 180 days: $119.9
You get a better discount if you buy ahead of time – might be worth considering for some.
On rebilling: we sent an email requesting for the subscription to be cancelled as soon as we signed up and it was done within 17 hours. No further messages or clicks were required from us. We appreciate Camarads’ prompt cancellation.
We’re somewhat disappointed with billing at Camarads: you’re limited to just credit/debit cards or PayPal. They do support Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, JCB and Discover, but we’d like to see cryptocurrency added alongside paysafecard at a minimum.
How Will Camarads Purchases Appear on My Statement?
When we made a purchase, this is what our bank reported to us:
A third-party billing platform is utilized by Camarads, which masks the transaction. From time to time, they’ll provide hybrid text displays in the billing information section that makes transfers easy to track. In the case of Camarads, we spent a few minutes Googling to try and work out what site this payment was made to – no dice. We think it’s fair to say that Camarad’s billing is fully discreet.
Is There a Refund Policy?
Camarads utilizes a fairly boilerplate refund policy which mentions the possibility of refunds in some circumstances, but also states:
Refunds or credits will not be issued for partially used Memberships.https://camarads.com/page/terms
Since the only thing you can purchase here are memberships, and they’re always immediately activated – we don’t think you’ll have much chance of getting a refund.
The Downsides of Camarads
Let’s take a look at the problems we came across when using Camarads. Some are small – some are big.
This is a small one, but we initially spent 10 or so minutes waiting for our membership to activate. Even though we were billed, activation of our subscription didn’t occur until we logged back into the platform. This is more of a heads-up rather than a criticism: if you want to access the premium-only feeds, log out and log back in.
If you really prefer the live element of voyeur action, all of the apartments are located in Europe. This means that they’re heavily gated by time zones – you might have to use the 24-hour replay feature if you’re in another part of the world and want to see some action. It would be nice if there was a couple in Australia, America and maybe a part of Asia – just to help give the site that 24/7 feel.
The Camarads model recruitment page makes no mention of location requirements, so we can’t say for sure whether the European-focus is intentional.
Bait & Switch Advert
We like honesty, so it was a little disappointing to see Camarads resort to bait and switch adverts for its content. Let’s take a look, specifically, at what we’re talking about:
The sidebar is populated with a number of premium cam thumbnails that are hidden behind a paywall: all you’ve got to do is grab a membership and you’re good to go! The text here is incredibly specific too: “LIVE camera”.
This isn’t from a live feed. Sure, the event did take place on Camarads – some time ago – but to pass it off as current is dishonest. There are quite a few of these throughout the free view sidebar arrangement and we don’t like it. People could very easily sign up thinking that action is this common and frequent – in reality, it’s not.
We might be okay if it was a screenshot from the last 24 hours, but the thumbnail even displays the date: 3/4/2023. That’s 8 months ago.
Stream Formats & Options
For now, we’re okay with 1080p being the top-end resolution of Camarads: we just think that a higher bitrate is required. At least 2 Mb/s, but ideally, 3 Mb/s would be the tipping point where after, you get diminishing returns on the extra bandwidth you spend.
We’d also like to see 720p and 480p options. If people are limited for one reason or another, they ought to be able to get a lower resolution stream. Most cam platforms have this as a feature: Camarads should follow suit.
Our Verdict on Camarads
There are a few things here that we’d like to see fixed, but we cannot deny that in the niche space of voyeur cams, few do it better than Camarads. They’ve got a decent number of streams, plenty of cams to check out and a cool replay feature to go back and watch what your favorite people have been up to.
Mobile accessibility is good, you’ve got a dozen houses to check out and it’s all 24/7 voyeur entertainment – just as promised.
We’d recommend taking advantage of the 3-day trial and sticking around if Camarads suits your voyeur cam desires. Head over to Camarads.com for a glimpse of the action.