What do I need to become a webcam model?

A Computer

You can start streaming with almost any modern computer running Windows or Mac OS! For the best video experience, we recommend a computer running an i7 processor (or equivalent) and at least 3 GB of RAM. Streaming works through many browsers, but we recommend Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (version 8 or higher), or Firefox (version 4 or higher) for best compatibility. Contact us if you're not sure your computer is fast enough, or if you want advice for upgrading.

A Webcam

Any webcam will work, including a built-in laptop camera. To help you earn more attention, we recommend a widescreen webcam with HD quality video. You can also go all out and use a camcorder and capture card for crystal clear video. Contact us if you need any advice for choosing the right camera.

An Internet Connection

Any internet connection will get you started, but faster connections will ensure a better experience and higher quality video. Click here to test your internet speed. Upload speeds near or above 1 MBPS will support the highest quality video settings! If you are at .6 MBPS or lower, you can still stream but may need to use lower quality settings. We recommend checking to see if faster internet is available in your area to improve your experience and results. Contact us if you have any questions about internet connections or speed.

Proof of Age/Identification

Streamate strictly follows legal requirements, so you must be able to prove your identity and that you are old enough to sign up (18+ in most areas). You'll need to provide a photo of valid ID (State-issued ID card, driver's license, passport, or national identification card), a photo of yourself, and a photo of you holding the ID. This information will be kept secure.

Public Profile

You'll fill out a profile about you and your interests. Your profile will be visible on over 2000 popular cam sites within our network! For your privacy, you can choose to set up geographic restrictions to hide your profile from people in certain locations.

A Picture

You'll need to upload at least one photo for your public profile. You can upload as many additional photos to your profile as you want.

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