Alexa just made printing a whole lot easier with the launch of Alexa Print. Now, Amazon Alexa can help you print recipes and documents to compatible printers using only your voice and compatible Echo devices. Documents that can be printed include like shopping and to-do lists, games like mazes and Sudoku, graph paper, lined paper, and test pages.
To print with Alexa, your printer must be connected to the same wireless network as your Alexa device and your printer must also have IPP and MDMS settings turned on.
To get started, first you’ll need to connect your printer to Alexa. Simply say “Alexa, discover my printer”, or navigate to the Devices screen in the Alexa App, select “+”, select “Add Device”, and choose “Printer” as the device type.
Once you’re all set up, here are some fun Alexa Print commands to try:
“Alexa, print my shopping list.”
“Alexa, print a crossword.”
“Alexa, print a coloring page.”
“Alexa, print an addition worksheet.”
“Alexa, print a salmon recipe.”
“Alexa, print a Sudoku puzzle.”
“Alexa, print lined paper.”
Printing a test page will include a list of available content to print; just say, “Alexa, print a test page.”
Print with Alexa, however, goes beyond simply printing out shopping lists. Once connected, Alexa Print reminds you – through email or voice -when your supplies level is low and can help automatically order ink or toner from Amazon at a 10% discount before you even know your supplies are running low, allowing for a hands free replenishment process. In other words, Alexa Print isn’t just about helping Echo owners easily print things, it’s also a way to generate additional e-commerce sales.
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Alexa Compatible Printers?
Alexa works with most IPP-enabled network connected printers manufactured by HP, Brother, Canon, and Epson as long as those are able to connect to a LAN or WiFi. To check if your printer is compatible with Alexa, say “Alexa, discover my printer.” If shopping for Printer on Amazon.com, youc an also look for the “Works with Alexa” badge on the printer product page. Amazon says it will expand to more printers over time.
Alexa Compatible Echo Devices
Alexa Print works with any second generation Echo devices or newer. These include :