‘Doom’ Can Run on a Smart Fridge Thanks to Microsoft’s Game Pass Streaming

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There is a saying, ancient and wise: If it has a screen, it can probably run Doom. Ok, maybe that’s not a real saying, but over the years, we’ve seen Doom run on everything from printers to pregnancy tests, and now it’s on a Samsung Smart fridge. Even better, so is every other Xbox Game Pass streaming game.

We still don’t think you should buy a smart fridge; they’re overpriced and leave support far too early. But if there’s one compelling reason to own one, then Instagram user Richard Mallard finally provided one. The games.

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Forget the memes and jokes. I'm really out here! Get rekt on a Samsung smart fridge kid! Video soon. Lol @samsungus @xbox @xboxgamepass Also be sure to come follow my Twitch! "TwistedLootGoblin" #samsungsmartfridge #gamingonfridge #xboxgamepassultimate #chillinwithtwisted420 #GFY

A post shared by Richard Mallard (@vapingwithtwisted420) on Oct 12, 2020 at 3:17pm PDT

No, you didn’t read that wrong. Over on Instagram, he demonstrated how he managed to get Xbox Game Pass streaming (informally known as xCloud) running on his smart fridge. With Xbox Game Pass streaming, you can play many Xbox games on Android devices, thanks to the power of streaming. Naturally, Richard started with a modern twist of the classic trope—Doom Eternal.

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The year is 2020. And I now have Xbox Game Pass on my Samsung Smart Fridge. ( I literally killed a couple of dudes on my fridge lol ) Full video will be up shortly! @majornelson @xbox @samsung #gamespassultimate #samsungsmartfridge #samsunggalaxyzfold2 #gameanywhere #chillinwithtwisted420 #twistedlootgoblin #GFY

A post shared by Richard Mallard (@vapingwithtwisted420) on Oct 13, 2020 at 7:03am PDT

The key here is that Android bit; it looks like Richard managed to sideload the Xbox Game Pass Android app on his Samsung refrigerator. Then he paired up an Xbox controller as well. The games seem to work surprisingly well in the videos he took.

Let’s be honest; playing Xbox games isn’t really a compelling reason to own a smart refrigerator. But if you have one, it could be fun to give it a whirl. And right now, if you do own a smart fridge, you can potentially do something that iPad users can’t—play Xbox games through streaming.

via The Verge