You can now stream xCloud and Doom Eternal to your ... refrigerator"

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What you need to know

  • A new video shows Doom Eternal streaming to a Samsung smart fridge.
  • Despite the odd hardware, game streaming seems to work well.
  • xCloud's Android app was sideloaded onto the smart fridge.

Some people say that the Xbox Series X looks like a refrigerator, but that's not the fridge that's going viral right now in the Xbox world. Instead, it's a Samsung smart fridge that an Instagram personality used to play Doom Eternal through Xbox Game Pass Cloud streaming (xCloud).

Instagram user Richard Mallard showed off the beautiful and meme-worthy streaming of Doom Eternal. There's quite a bit of letterboxing because the screen of the smart fridge is in portrait mode and the game appears in landscape mode, but it does appear to work well. To get xCloud running, Mallard sideloaded the Android version of the service onto the fridge.

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Doom Eternal delivers "goretastic catharsis," according to our senior editor Jez Corden's review. With xCloud support, Doom Eternal is available on several devices, and we don't just mean fridges. You can use your Android phone, Android tablet, or even Chromebooks for Xbox Game Pass Cloud Gaming.

People love getting various versions of Doom to run on ridiculous hardware. Just last month, one person swapped out the internals of a pregnancy test to play the classic version of Doom.

Related: Our full DOOM Eternal Xbox One review

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8 Comments
  • Stranger things are coming once the browser-based streamers mature and spread.
  • I'm never quite sure what to do while I wait for the kettle to boil. Now I know.
  • "You can use your Android phone, Android tablet, or even Chromebooks for Xbox Game Pass Cloud Gaming." You'd think that Google would come up with their own game streaming service.
  • /s?
    Google Stadia.
  • I think that was sarcasm. Meaning that maybe Stadia should be everywhere since Google makes the OS?
  • I would rather Samsung keep the food in the fridge cold instead of running an external screen. 😝
  • I mean, this is not the worst idea for the use of a smart fridge, at least it puts me closer to my beer/snacks during gaming sessions.
  • I would sooooo buy a fridge that looked like the Series X.