Hello everyone, long time no see! Today, I’d like to talk about a really cool website that is a super great alternative to Omegle. Now, don’t get me wrong, Omegle is an amazing service and will always be one of the best places to have a random chat conversation. However, as far as the text-only version goes, it is actually kind of lacking. One of the main problems with that version is that you can’t send images back and forth with your new friends! This can be super annoying, because you have to go and upload a picture to another website and then paste the link in the chat instead of being able to just add the photo right in. This is where RandomSkip comes in! They have the best random text chat service I’ve ever found, and they let you put images right on in the discussion, woohoo! I will get into more detail about this as well, but if you’ve already heard enough feel free to head right on over to the Omegle like random stranger chat page of their website.
Okay, now lets get into a little more detail. Basically, what RandomSkip has done is they’ve taken care of a longstanding problem that has existed with most of these one-on-one text-only chat session services. The lack of image sharing makes any conversation much more boring, and much less enticing. Not being able to visualize a face that goes with the words being sent to you just isn’t as appealing. At first, the mystery may be somewhat intriguing, but, if things go well and you start to find your new friend to be a truly worthwhile conversationalist, or maybe more, you are really going to want to see what they look like! And, at the very least, you will probably both find yourselves wanting to send pictures back and forth to embellish the discussions you’re having, whether they are travel photos or internet memes, the possibilities are endless! I don’t think you really need me to say much more about the importance of this feature, it basically sells itself. Whatever, you do, make sure you go give it a try!
And, I haven’t even covered all the features yet! Another super important feature they’ve added is smiles (emoticons). Pretty awesome right? Now you can finally attach some emotion to that regular text message, and hopefully have a better shot of conveying the tone you meant to convey. It’s always super annoying when someone doesn’t understand that you’re joking in a message, and takes what you said the wrong way! This is why emotes are sooooo important in this day and age! Alright guys, I think that about covers it for now, happy chatting!
The one thing I think we can all agree on about Omegle is that it is straight up awesome! But, that doesn’t change the fact that we still want to know if there are any other similar sites out there to help satisfy that incessant urge for constant change many of us impatient internet users tend to have. This being the case, we thought it prudent to create a nice high quality list of all the best sites like Omegle available among the interwebs, and that is exactly what we have done. Random chatting is awesome, whether via text only or via video, and this list should help you make the most of such awesomeness more so than you were before, or at least that’s what we’re going for. Anyway, check it yo:
1. iMeetzu – Our Review
This is our top pick, because the site is quite cool. First iMeetzu has a text only chat option, which makes it the only other site we know of besides Omegle to have a popular text option. Second, it has the expected video roulette chat option. Third, it has an extra group chat room functionality, which includes webcam chatting capabilities. And last but not least, it has a social network dedicated to meeting strangers all over the world! Check it out!
2. Chatroulette – Our Review
This is actually the site that made random video chat the popular activity it is today. It garnered headlines all around the world, and remains hugely popular.
3. Chatrandom – Our Review
This popular site is more than just a roulette cam chat site, it also has group chat rooms and a feature called multi chat – give them a visit!
4. Camzap – Our Review
The main function of this site has always been a simple random video chat room in the past. However, they have added new unique features as of late.
5. Bazoocam – Our Review
This site doesn’t really have any unique functionality, but it does have a working roulette webcam capability, and its users are primarily from France.
6. Streamberry – Our Review
7. Stickam – Our Review
8. Funyo – Our Review
9. Chatville – Our Review
10. WebcamBam – Our Review
Here at Best Roulette Chat Sites .com, we happen to be pretty big fans of Chatroulette (who would have guessed!). This being the case, we naturally are interested in whatever other options there are out there that are in any way similar to this champion of a site. This, of course, has led us on a search to the ends of the internets, and in so doing, allowed us to compile the premier list of sites like Chatroulette. Yes, our list is the best, and we give you them in order of best to worst as well, so you won’t end up at some crappy site by checking out our first recommendation, which tends to be the case with a lot of these automated “sites like” type websites. Ours is legit! Anyway, here’s the random video chat site list:
1. iMeetzu – Review
This site gets our top spot because it has such a wide variety of features! Whether you want to random text chat, random video chat, group webcam chat, or join a stranger social network, iMeetzu has you covered!
2. Chatrandom – Review
Chatrandom is a great popular roulette video chat option with extra features including group chat rooms and multi chat.
3. Omegle – Review
Arguably the first ever random chat style of site, Omegle boasts a vast user base and great features such as text, video, interests, and “spy mode” options.
4. Bazoocam – Review
If you are from France, this could be your roulette cam chat spot – that is their top user base location.
5. Camzap – Review
A great random video chat site, Camzap also brings their own extra feature set into the mix involving a registration system and more.
6. Stickam – Review
7. Streamberry – Review
8. Chatville – Review
9. Funyo – Review
10. WebcamBam – Review
This is a site that has quite a few different options available in terms of ways to chat and things to do. It’s slightly newer than it’s affiliate Chatrandom, which I believe is owned by the same people. The reason I think this is that they both used to have basically the exact same layout and it literally said on the Funyo site for a while that it was pulling software from the Chatrandom site, so yea, seems like a pretty obvious connection there. Anyway, Funyo has a decent following, which is backed up by it’s Alexa ranking in the 50k range. No matter what section of the site you go to, you will find a large enough number of people there to keep things interesting, or in other words, keep any particular section from becoming a ghost town. This, of course, is one of the most important things when you look at any chat site – there have to be plenty of people to chat with!
As for the features, Funyo offers a few different choices. First, you have the usual live streaming roulette video chat . In case for some reason you don’t know what that entails, you get connected one-on-one with another person completely at random, and then you have the option of staying and talking to them or clicking “next” and skipping on to the next random person you get connected with. And, you literally never know who or what you may encounter. Next, they have a group webcam chat option where chat rooms are divided up by locality. It looks as though most of the local chat rooms are empty, but there is always at least one general room that has plenty of users online. Thirdly, they have another sort of group cam room app but it is more about putting on a show than it is about actually chatting as far as I can see. And finally, they have a social network, which seems to be an attempt to copy iMeetzu. Although this last idea may be promising in the future, it looks like currently they just don’t have enough people using it. You can find Funyo at www.funyo.com.
Bazoocam is as much of a Chatroulette imitator as a site can be, but it does have a differentiator unrelated to the features of the site. What is it? Well, despite the fact that the site name doesn’t really sound French (at least not to me), the site has a focus on France-based users. And not only does it have this focus, but it has successfully executed upon this focus, while also seemingly attracting a large following from Italian users as well. I’m not sure if it’s normal for visitors from France and Italy to congregate on the same websites, or if this is just some RANDOM (pun totally intended :p) phenomenon, but, it is what it is. My guess would be there are similarities between the languages or something, but I honestly haven’t a clue, so I’ll stop making conjectures. Anyway, the point is, if you’re looking to brush up on your French or Italian, this site is the place for you, and it’s actually quite popular. I actually had forgotten how popular it was until I started writing this, it has a very good Alexa rank.
In terms of features, as I noted at the beginning it is as much of a Chatroulette imitator as there ever was. I don’t really see any distinctive features on it anywhere, nothing that really makes it unique or different from any ordinary roulette webcam chat service. So, I guess really it’s the user base that makes it different and that’s about it. Well, then again, I guess I should note that the current version of Chatroulette requires you to register, and Bazoocam does not, so if you’re looking for an alternative that doesn’t require you to register in order to start next-ing away, this is definitely an option. Alright, that about does it, the URL for Bazoocam is actually a little odd, it’s www.bazoocam.org – note the .org.
Stickam is a live video streaming website where users have their own “channels” where they can have scheduled shows or just kind of log on whenever. Many users build up a following, and those who subscribe to them are notified when the person who they subscribed to comes online, so that the subscribers can also come online and join the channel. This leads to a lot of the same familiar faces showing up in the same channels, and helps foster a close-knit community, or maybe a bunch of close-knit micro-communities within the site. You can also add users as friends, and you get a public profile where you can add pictures, describe yourself, and so on. Furthermore, you have the ability to search for people nearby, and you can easily see all the channels that are currently live at any time of the day, and there are always people live!
With regards to random roulette webcam chat capabilities, Stickam actually does offer this through an app they call Stickam Shuffle. This is actually a very unique offering because they are VERY strict about avoiding any nudity, and you have to be registered and logged in to use it. This actually allows it be basically the only site that has a mostly nudity-free roulette video chat offering, which is quite amazing really. However, when you add in registration and strict moderation, you can lose users who were looking for that anonymity or total randomness they can no longer get with your app, and as such, Stickam Shuffle hasn’t taken off in the way I’m sure they hoped it would. However, when you put it all together the site as a whole is pretty sweet, so check it out at www.stickam.com.
This site actually began as an attempt to take Chatroulette and turn it into a Facebook app, and then add some other things to it like games etc. However, from the looks of it, this idea didn’t work out, and Chatville morphed into something entirely different. It would seem that the attention it initially got as a Facebook-friendly Chatroulette helped it to obtain a lot of users though, so maybe all wasn’t for naught! But anyway, when I say it turned into something completely different, I’m serious. It no longer even has a roulette video chat option, if you can believe that. Instead, it has put together a flash-based browser-based application and community, which I will discuss further in a moment. I just think it’s crazy how quickly a site can do a 180 and then making things end up working out, it’s nuts!
In any case, let’s discuss features. What Chatville has done with their new application is allow you to register (if you desire, not required), and then log in to this sort of live community. Once you’re in, you see the option to check out multiple rooms, packed with about 200 people a piece. When you enter a room, you see a list of all the users present, and a little icon that denotes whether or not they are streaming a live webcam feed. You will also see a number next to each user which indicates how many people are currently watching that stream. This allows you to immediately figure out which feeds are the most popular, and check them out if you don’t mind being a follower. You can view as many as four of these feeds of “shows” at once, and you have the ability to start your own. Visit the site at www.chatville.com.
This is a newer video roulette site as far as I know. By the time I found it (somewhat recently), it was already established enough to have a good-sized following and a lot of users online. It had a little bit of a non-aesthetically pleasing layout style going on up until just a short time ago when they redid it and now it looks very nice and professional. Based on Alexa traffic statistics, it would seem that it’s biggest visitor location is the United States, which I found kind of surprising because so few random chat sites have a large US concentration this way, usually you see some other international country with the lead. Anyway, it seems to be holding relatively steady visitors-wise, which isn’t really an issue because it has enough users online at any time of day to support its chat offerings without allowing things to get dull or keep running into the same person over and over.
With regards to features, Streamberry offers two main options. The first is your typical random webcam chat, just like what you would see with Chatroulette, and as I previously noted there are plenty of users online, although the exact number is not listed. The second, which adds a little extra zing to the site, if you will, is sort of a group live streaming video chat rooms deal, where you go in to different rooms that are packed with a maximum of say 200 people. Once in the room you can see a listing of everyone there, and then next to their usernames you can see how many people are viewing their cam feed. Basically, this seems to be more of a “show” format where people concentrate on getting as many viewers as possible, rather than private chat sessions. You can watch as many as 4 different streams at once if you want, and of course you can create your own. To check out Streamberry, head on over to www.streamberry.com.
Out of all the available roulette chat sites I would say iMeetzu has the most to offer overall. They are one of the older sites, since they came out after Omegle and before Chatroulette, starting out as text-only and then adding more and more features from there. They always have several hundred users online, but they have yet to ascend to the level of the other major sites. I feel like it is only a matter of time before they do, because of what they offer, but only time will tell. In a nutshell they provide random one-on-one webcam chat and text chatting, group video chatting, and an entire social network. That last one probably took you the most by surprise, I’ll get into it more in a second.
The text chat feature can be utilized not only through the normal website, but also through free Android and iPhone apps, so that’s pretty cool. The only other random chat option that has an app as far as I’m aware is Omegle, and I believe it’s only for the iPhone. The iMeetzu iPhone app also lets you login to the social network and check messages, etc., but I think the Android one doesn’t have that additional feature set yet. With regards to the live webcam roulette chat option, it’s pretty ordinary in comparison to most sites. It gets the job done, and has plenty of users online to keep things interesting. As for the group video chat room, it’s running on some pretty cool software and has lots of little features built in such as animated emoticons and other cool bells and whistles, you really have to check it out to understand. And, finally, the social network is just plain awesome. It has a feed of recent activity for the entire site, shows you profile pictures for all the recently active users, allows you to have friends, has a built-in instant messenger similar to Facebook’s, and just has a lot of other really cool and unique qualities. Remember, this is a social network composed of people who love random chatting, so you tend to meet much more entertaining people here than you would anywhere else. Because of this, a really cool community has been established, and you should definitely check it out! You can visit iMeetzu at www.imeetzu.com.
In the roulette live streaming video chat world, Chatrandom has recently ascended to greatness. It now is pretty much in direct competition with the big boys, Chatroulette and Omegle, and it’s actually gaining on them, slowly but surely. The craziest part about it is they entered the game pretty late compared to most other imitators. A combination of smart marketing and adding new chat room options into the mix seems to have propelled them up to their current #3 or so position, at least popularity-wise. This, of course, is huge, because once a site like this obtains what I like to term a “critical mass” of users, the sky is the limit as to growth. The reason for this is as with any chat site, the number of users has a direct effect upon the experience visitors have and how much they like the site, which then of course has a direct effect upon whether they will come back again, tell their friends, about it, and so on.
In terms of the extra features Chatrandom has on top of the usual random webcam chat, it has a couple more options to choose from. First, it has one it calls “Chat Rooms”. This option leads to a flash-based software application where you can enter different rooms, typically limited to 200 people each, and can view lots of different people on their webcams all at the same time, show your own live feed, have private video calls, or just text chat, all to your heart’s content. There are a lot of other features too, but that’s the general idea, so let’s move on the the next option available. The next option is called “Multi Chat”. This option seems to be more focused on putting on a show more than the ability to have private conversations and what not. You can see how many people are viewing each live video feed, and shift between different rooms. You can of course also put on your own show, and attempt to gain a lot of viewers, etc. A cool part of this chat option is you can watch as many as four different live video streams at the same time. So, if you like what you hear check out Chatrandom at www.chatrandom.com.