Review date: August 2016
Next Door Studios is a 17 site, one price pass to over 2800 exclusive high quality videos you can stream or download to keep as long as you want. The collection is presented with stunning graphics, flawless navigation, and full mobile optimization. And the models are top grade, ranging from untested young amateurs to skilled favorite studs. While only five of the sites update regularly, they are a good complement to the legacy content that helped make Next Door Studios famous. At $14.95 per month, and with masses of HD videos, this is a very popular network at a great price.
The tour gives you just five opportunities to view explicit preview clips from the extensive video inventory. You can begin with the video teasers cycling through at the top of the page. Then you can browse through the complete movie inventory and watch clips -- but there's a limit of just five. Once thing we noticed, though, is that their video count is wrong: they claim over 3500 videos in total but in the master index there are under 2850 (still a massive number).
When you go to sign-up, there is a pre-checked trial offer to another site, which you should uncheck. Also be aware that the trial offers only limited access.
The Next Door Studios sites feature bold graphics against a jet-black background. Navigation is straightforward enough. Once you have logged in, use the toolbar across the top of the page to select "Movies," a site from the "Network" menu, "Guys" or "Photos". The page layouts are almost identical no matter where you go, so navigation is a cinch. There is a search box for the individual sites as well as for the entire network.
The Men and the Action
Next Door Studios is stocked with top tier porn models, a choice crew of handsome, masculine, 19-30 year-old studs, a few of whom turn out to be bisexual. There are some tats and piercings, but mostly these guys are straight-up young, sexy and muscular, without being too heavily muscled, piggy, or kinky. The videos are always shot in lush and expensive looking indoor and outdoor settings, though the sets and props do seem to get recycled a lot.
The solo videos are mostly found on Next Door Male and serve as an introduction to the guy, spoken in his own words. He talks to the camera and tells us about his hobbies and fantasies, then strips and jerks so we can see his talents.
Most of the other sites are hardcore, where you'll find duo and group videos with the usual range of guy-on-guy kissing, sucking, fondling and fucking. Next Door Buddies and Next Door Originals are the main hardcore sites that update; why these are two separate sites, we're not sure. Some of the sites have a specific focus, like Next Door Twink and Next Door Ebony, and a few of the older ones relate to specific stars like Mason Wylder or Austin Wilde. There's also some bisexual content, limited to Next Door Hookups.
The videos are very good to excellent quality, according to how recently the video was added to a site. The most recent 40% are true high-definition 1080p high definition. These sessions are among the best of any gay porn site, with excellent light, clear sound, and a good range of camera angles, close-up and medium shots, and model poses. The all-important cumshots are all there and the gorgeous rich settings don't hurt either.
We counted almost 2840 videos. The movies average 15 minutes in length, and the network updates three times a week (some sites update weekly; most don't update at all).
Here are the numbers and frequency for sites that update:
Next Door Buddies: 588 hardcore videos
Next Door Originals: 100 hardcore videos
Next Door Raw: 70 bareback videos
Once every two weeks:
Next Door Ebony: 202 videos starring black men.
Once every three weeks:
Next Door Twink: 299 solo and hardcore videos of younger men.
Next Door Male: 574 videos of male solos.
No longer updating:
Next Door Casting: 36 hardcore videos
Cody Cummings: 324 solo, male/male, and male/female videos
Marcus Mojo: 128 solo, male/male, and male/female videos
Rod Daily: 129 solo, male/male, and male/female videos
Trystan Bull: 110 solo, male/male, and male/female videos
Austin Wylde: 115 solo and male/male videos
Samuel OToole: 121 solo, male/male, and male/female videos
Tommy D. And Friends: 258 solo, male/male & male/female videos
Mason Wyler: 85 male/male videos
Stroke That Dick: 80 solo male videos
Next Door Hookups: 288 male/female videos
Although you will see model sharing across the sites, each video is original and unique to that site.
Video on most of the Next Door Studios sites will stream and download in MP4 format.
There are several quality choices for MP4 downloads and streams. The ones added since April, 2011 are 1920x1080 pixels and up to 7,000 kbps. Working back through the catalog, most of the previous 25% of downloads (added since mid-2009) top out at 960x540 pixels, 2,000 kbps; the oldest half of the videos, not filmed in HD, are 2,000 kbps, 720x480 or 720x400. All streams, no matter what their native size, are displayed in the embedded player with a height of 540 pixels.
Screens: The site's content is easily viewed on its mobile version, included with your membership. About 1/2 have a size and bitrate high enough that they will look great on a full-sized TV screen.
Image and Other Content
There's are video capture image galleries for most videos on the Next Door sites, averaging 70 pictures each. There are also digital image galleries that you can find under "The Guys". Especially in the digital image galleries, the lighting and poses is definitely above average. Some of the galleries are topped up at the end by a couple of video captures of lesser quality for the cumshots, and some of the galleries consist entirely of video captures.
The exclusive content at the Next Door Studios sites will appeal to those who like hot, regular guys aged 19-30. By sticking to this particular model type, grooming their hottest stars, and offering so much porn-for-dollar, Next Door Studios serves up quantity, quality and value.
30 day: $29.95 $14.95 (rebills @ $21.95) Conditions
3 day: $2.95 (limited trial) (rebills @ $29.95)
Some recent fuck scenes are bareback.
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30 day: $29.95 $14.95
(rebills @ $21.95)
3 day: $2.95 (limited trial)
(rebills @ $29.95)
Next Door Studios is operated by Next Door Entertainment and has been online since 2004.