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How to Print from Android Phone or Tablet in Two Ways

How to Print from Android

How to print from Android phone or tablet

With the improvement of Android technology, it becomes possible to print straightly from Android phone or tablet. Sounds thrilling to get the print of your Android photos only with a few clicks on the phone, right? But how to print from Android?

In order to do this, there are some printer apps for Android which have been designed to print from Android phone/tablet wirelessly, such as Google Cloud Print, HP Print Service, Samsung Mobile Print, etc. Among all Android printer apps, Google Cloud Print is the most popular one for mobile direct printing. In the following article, I'll tell you how to print from Android wireless with Cloud Print app and HP Printer app, you'll also see a list of the best printer apps for Android.

Part 1. How to Print from Android with Google Cloud Drive

Google has created a way to link your printer with your Chrome account and your phone to print with ease. But first, you need to set up Google Cloud Print within Chrome on your computer.

1. Connect to Google Cloud Print on PC

Step 1Launch and log in to Google Chrome on your computer. Click the Menu button (3 horizontal lines) at the upper-right corner of the window. Select Settings from the menu.

Google Settings

Step 2Choose and click Show advanced settings at the button. Show Advanced Settings

Step 3Scroll down to the Google Cloud Print section and click Manage.

Manage Button

Step 4Click Add Printers button. Add Printer Button

Step 5you will be taken to a shortlist of all available printers. Check the ones you want to add, click "Add Printers". It should detect your printer, and the task is done.

Add Google Cloud Print

2. Add Google Cloud Print app and print from Android

Step 1Free download Cloud Print app from Google Play Store.

Download Cloud Print App from Google Play

Step 2Open a file you'd like to print (photos, Gmail, documents, etc.

Step 3Select the 3-dots Menu button. Click Print, and then click the drop-down arrow on top of the screen.

Print from Android with Google Cloud Print

Step 4Select the printer you want print from. Once you're all set, click the print button that looks like a printer.

After this, you can see that the photos or Gmail messages have been printed from Android directly! With the same method, you could not only print the local file on Android, but also print the web pages and Gmail messages from Android if you want.

Part 2. How to Print from Android with HP Printer Service

HP Printer Service is one printer app that's specialized in printing with HP printers. The HP Print Service Plugin enables printing from Android device to your HP printer over a Wi-Fi network, or using the Wi-Fi Direct connection for printers that support that connection type. Here are the specific steps:

Print from Android with Google Cloud Print

Step 1.Install HP Print Service from the Google Play Store and turn on the HP Print Service Plugin.

Note: New install: Tap notification to enable. Previously installed: Go to Printing settings in your mobile settings to enable. Location of printing settings varies by device.)

Step 2.Toggle on HP Print Service Plugin to enable mobile printing. Turn off other print service if necessary.

Step 3. Open the item you want to print, tap the three-dot menu icon, and then tap Print.

Step 4. Select a printer. To print over a network, select HP [your printer model name] from the list of available printers. To print over Wi-Fi Direct, select DIRECT-xx-HP [your printer model name] from the list of available printers.

Step 5.Click Print button, then you can print photos, documents, emails or WebPages from Android smoothly.

Part 3. Printer apps for Android

Most modern printers are compatible with Google Cloud Print app, but there are some exceptions. If you run into this situation, you could always turn help to other great printer apps like HP Print Service. In the following, we have listed 6 more Android printer apps, hope they can help you.

6 best printer apps for android

No. Printers app for Android Screenshot Features

Cloud Print

  • Developer: Google Inc.

Printer Apps for Android - Google Cloud Print
  • ◆ Print from any compatible Android device to any Google Cloud Print connected printer
  • ◆ Share a picture or a document from apps like Gallery directly to Cloud Print.
  • ◆ Process printer invitations. Open invitation links from email in Cloud Print.

Samsung Mobile Print

  • Developer:
    Samsung Electronics Co.

Printer Apps for Android - Samsung Mobile Print
  • ◆ Intuitive action bar style user interface.
  • ◆ Print or send fax documents/emails/email attachments/web pages/images.
  • ◆ Supports contents at Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, OneDrive, Box and Facebook.

HP ePrint

  • Developer: HP Inc.

Printer Apps for Android - HP ePrint
  • ◆ Print from your Android smartphone or tablet over a local Wi-Fi network, or directly to an HP wireless direct or HP Wi-Fi Direct supported printer.
  • ◆ Print from virtually anywhere via the Cloud to a web-connected HP ePrint printer.
  • ◆ Print photos, PDFs, web pages, emails and Microsoft Office documents.

Canon PRINT Business

  • Developer: Canon Inc.

Printer Apps for Android - Canon Print Business
  • ◆ Print files from your Android to multifunctional devices by Canon.
  • ◆ Print Word, Excel, PDF, images, photos, and web pages.
  • ◆ Automatically detect multi-function devices and/or printers on a network, or manually search for them by specifying an IP address or DNS.

Brother iPrint & Scan

  • Developer:
    Brother Industries, Ltd.

Printer Apps for Android - Brother iPrint Scan
  • ◆ Simple steps to print your favorite photos, web pages, emails (Gmail only) and documents (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Text).
  • ◆ Save scanned images to your Android device or email them (PDF, JPEG).
  • ◆ Easy to use menu.

Epson iPrint

  • Developer:
    Seiko Epson Corporation.

Printer Apps for Android - Epson iPrint
  • ◆ Print, scan, and share images, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web pages, scanned documents, attachments, and other documents directly from your Android phone or tablet.
  • ◆ Print files from cloud storage sites.
  • ◆ Supports more than 21 different models of Epson printers.

In this article, we have taken Google Cloud Print and HP Print Service as examples and showed you how to print from Android. We also listed the best printer apps for Android, which would help you to print from Android a lot. Now free download one Andorid printer app, and enjoy yourself!

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