Here’s Doom running on a Samsung fridge thanks to xCloud

The Verge Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Here’s Doom running on a Samsung fridge thanks to xCloudDoom Eternal running on a Samsung fridge. | Richard Mallard (Instagram)

I’m fairly sure cars were supposed to be flying by now, but instead we’ve managed something else that would have felt like science fiction a decade ago: playing Xbox games on your fridge. That’s right, someone has managed to get Microsoft’s xCloud service running on a Samsung smart fridge.

Instagram user Richard Mallard has managed this feat of modern engineering, sideloading the Android version of the Xbox Game Pass app onto his fridge. The app runs in portrait mode on Samsung’s smart fridge, but games appear at the correct aspect ratio alongside cheese, beers, and whatever other essentials you store in a fridge.

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