Next Door Studios has been producing porn since 2004, and back then they had one site called Next Door Male that featured mostly straight jocks jerking their cocks. Three years later they opened Next Door Buddies and filmed straight guys, mostly jocks, exploring side-by-side jack-offs, blowjobs and eventually anal sex. The studio was responsible for launching dozens of porn careers including men like Christian Wilde and Cody Cummings. Fourteen years later, Next Door Studios is huge; there's a lot going on here, so let's head inside and check it out.
Next Door Male was the site that started it all, and it still updates once every few weeks. The guys are 20-something jocks and athletic studs who mostly have never appeared in gay porn before, and they jerk their cocks for the cameras. Next Door Buddies updates weekly and features both newcomers and porn regulars like Jack Hunter, Alex Mecum and Jake Davis, and there are a few exclusives like Markie More. The guys are usually good looking with physiques ranging from athletic to muscular, and many of them are billed as straight. And while there is some suck and fuck action in threeways or small groups, most of the scenes offer us guys getting off in duos.
Next Door Raw is the studio's bareback site; it opened early in 2016 and updates twice each week. It features well-known porn hunks like Griffin Barrows, Paul Canon, and Brenner Bolton fucking without condoms. Next Door Ebony features black guys with slim to gym-fit builds, but there are some fairly muscular studs, too. There's a mix of black-on-black and interracial gay sex as well as the very odd solo scene, and this site updated once a month until two months ago.
Next Door Originals isn't a site as such - it's more of a label - but even so, the name is confusing because all of the videos on Next Door Studios are exclusive, however, there are a series of homemade videos that have appear here, and this site updates once a week. The rest of the videos were previously produced under a site called Next Door World, which no longer exists and was rebranded with no fanfare as Next Door Studios. The rest of the sites here each feature a single guy in a mix of solos and hardcore action.
Next Door Studios now offers 3,376 exclusive videos, and the site adds four updates every week. The newer videos are offered for download in MP4 format in seven sizes, the largest at 1920x1080. Medium aged videos are sized at 720x480, and there are three smaller sizes. The very oldest videos only come in two sizes (360x240 and 480x360). You can stream the videos on the site and the newest MP4s play at 1140x640 at good quality while older videos stream at 960x540 at average quality. The very oldest play a little smaller at 860x540. There's a full-screen mode with varying results depending on the age of the production and size of video you choose. And all the videos are DRM-free and include mobile compatible versions.
There are also 3,305 picture sets. The pictures appear to be mostly digital stills sized at 800x1200 (older) to 1280x1920 (newer) and they vary from average quality on the oldest ones to pretty good on the new ones; in fact, the latest are bright, crisp and well lit. The pictures are shown in thumbnail galleries; they can be viewed one at a time or you can use the hands-free slideshow and sit back and watch. You can save the pics individually or download entire sets in zip files.
There are a few issues. There's a pre-checked offer on the billing page, but it's easy to uncheck if you're not interested. Be aware that trial members get streaming access only. When you arrive at the site, you'll get a notification pop-up; if you accept, you'll get notifications in your browser at random times in the future, not so good if you share a computer. You'll get a pop-up if you hit your back button from the billing page to the join page. While most of the sites no longer update, there are still four updates added each week. When joining this site, you are automatically added to their email list with no way to opt out, and there's a The oldest videos and pictures are only average quality, but keep in mind that they're over 14 years old, and they do look good for their time.
An odd thing I noticed is that when you arrive on the tour and the member home page, the first site listed hasn't updated in 2010, which might lead one to believe the network has stopped updating. It would make much better sense to list the latest updates from the sites that still update first.
I wanted to address one more thing. On our last visit to the site, about a thousand of the oldest videos couldn't be downloaded. That's been corrected; I successfully downloaded several videos from 2004 through 2006 with no problem.
Any way you look at it, Next Door Studios is a good deal. With 17 sites featuring hot jocks, twinks, black studs, porn stars and amateurs, you'll have 3,376 exclusive videos to download, stream and watch on your mobiles. There are also loads of pictures. While not all the sites still update, there are four new videos added each week. This network gets a thumbs-up review from me for all the sexy guys and hot sex in over 3,250 exclusive videos.