Voice Activated Printing with Amazon Alexa
Once you’ve enabled the HP Printer Skill from your Amazon Alexa app printing becomes just as easy as talking. You can print various pre-formatted documents such as shopping lists, calendars, puzzles or even colouring pages - and all you need to do is ask!
How to Print
Firstly, you’d need to obtain your HP printers email address to link it to Alexa. This can be located via your printers control panel, or by printing off a Web Services information sheet.
Now you can enable the HP Print Skill from your smartphone or tablet using the Alexa App, or you can enable this skill via the Amazon website if you’re using a computer.
Then all you need to do is enter the email address for you printer, tap finish and start printing.
You can now ask your Echo or other Alexa device to print straight to your HP printer:
“Alexa, ask my Printer to…” and then follow with the content you wish to print. It’s as simple as that.
What can you ask Alexa to print?
Crayola Colouring Pages
Art Therapy Colouring Pages
Your Alexa device must be set up and connected to your local network, and your HP printer must also be connected to the same local network. This can be by an Ethernet cable or a wireless connection. Please note: The HP Print skill will not work with USB connected printers.
Your printer must also support HP ePrint and Web Services as this cloud-based service is what allows you to print with an Amazon Alexa device.
Click Here for a full list of HP ePrint and Alexa compatible printers.
What is Google Cloud Print?With Google Cloud Print, you can print any document from anywhere to your Google Cloud Print connected printer.
When you print using Google Cloud Print, your file is securely transferred over the internet to your printer. Whether you are in the same room or even in a different country on a different continent you can print whatever you want using any device such as a smartphone, tablet PC or desktop computer.
Share with friends or colleaguesGoogle Cloud Print enables you to share your printer with friends, family or work colleagues with ease. From the Google Cloud management page you can share your printer securely with trusted individuals.
Scalable Printing Solution for BusinessGoogle Cloud Print is used internally by Google employees on hundreds of printers and is designed to scale to your business demands, growing with your business or as a replacement for your existing printing infrastructure.
What is AirPrint?
Apple AirPrint allows full colour, top-quality printing from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads directly from within many Apps available from the Apple App Store.
To take advantage of AirPrint, your compatible printer must be connected to the same wireless network as your iOS device or Mac computer.
AirPrint enables users to print wirelessly from within applications on Apple devices to AirPrint Compatible Printers connected to a wireless network. You can use your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to easily print via Airprint without the need to install drivers or configure the printer queue. Just tap 'print' and select your AirPrint compatible printer, and print!....It's that simple.
What You See is What You Print
If you can open it on your apple device, chances are you can print it with AirPrint and an AirPrint compatible printer. Airprint works with Safari, Mail, Photos, iWork, PDF's in iBooks and many third-party AirPrint compatible apps available from the app store.
Full list of AirPrint compatible printers
There are also a wide variety of third-party apps available to enable wireless printing through Apple devices, even to machines that are not natively AirPrint compatible printers. By sharing a printer installed on an Apple Mac or Windows Pc over a wireless network any printer may be able to take advantage of the AirPrint features. (An additional third-party app may be required to be installed on the local machine)
*For full AirPrint support, a printer firmware upgrade may be required which is available directly from the relevant manufacturer website.
Please note. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is correct at the time of publication, Printerland will not be held responsible for the content of any third-party software suggested on this site and usage of any such software is at the users own risk. Printerland is unable to provide support for Airprint compatible printer software and any such advice should be readily available from the relevant manufacturer or developer.