XCloud Game Streaming works on Samsung Smart Fridges

Joanna Estrada
October 16, 2020

Just when we thought we had seen enough of Doom running on unconventional platforms, we have been proven wrong ... again.

Getting Xbox cloud gaming (previously referred to as Project xCloud) working on a smart fridge may seem insane but it's actually something that many have been wondering about for a while given that the app is an Android app and Android apps can theoretically work on the Tizen operating system (the OS used by Samsung's smart fridges).

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.

Rather shockingly, xCloud games like Doom that can be played on any Android device, including a smart fridge, are not supported on iOS devices yet. Doom Eternal came to Game Pass earlier this month. While the game can be streaming to Android devices via Google Stadia and Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Apple's restrictive App Store policies have blocked these services from coming to its platforms.

However, there is still hope for Apple users who want to use the xCloud's services.

It was only a matter of time but someone has now gotten Microsoft's new Xbox cloud gaming service working on a fridge.

Whether or not xCloud will ever make its way to the App Store, we don't know.

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