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Printing from Android

Discussion in 'Android Phones & Tablets' started by Tony D, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Tony D

    Tony D Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    How do you print from an Android tablet?

    I connected an HP LaserJet to the home network and can print to it wirelessly from a computer.

    On the Android tablet, I was able to bring up MS Word, get to the File menu and select Print. The tablet found the network printer and printed just fine.

    Problem is when in other applications on the tablet, I don't see an option to Print. There is a Sent or Share function to send to email and some other places, but none to send to a printer.

    Where in the world can I find a Print option in applications like FB, Pintrest, Chrome, etc?
     
  2. plodr

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    I think, but I'm not positive that you need Google Cloud Print. (I don't use chrome; I have other browsers installed).
    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1069693?co=GENIE.Platform=Android&hl=en

    hmm, it appears it is part of the OS
    https://www.howtogeek.com/165778/ev...t-printing-from-your-android-phone-or-tablet/

    My devices are not running anything newer than Oreo so I don't think it is on mine but I'll search.
    My tablet doesn't have google cloud print. It has default print services and it was turned on. It searched and found my printer. I then tried to print a gallery picture. I was offered Samsung Cloud Print services. I was probably offered the HP Print services too because I have installed HP print services on that tablet. Since I prefer to print inside my network (the printer has a local IP behind my router), I opted not to try it.
     
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  3. Tony D

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    Thanks, I had installed that Google Cloud Print, but didn't see options to print to it. Looks like whatever app you're using has to support printing. I was specifically trying to print from Pinterest and Chrome.
     
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    The first link I posted is specifically for printing from Chrome. Didn't those directions (the very last set on the page) work? (I hate that articles are not dated at the top so you have no idea if it is old or new info).
     
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    I use an HP wireless printer and have no problem printing from my Android phone or tablet.
    I installed the HP Print Service Plugin from Google play to achieve this.
     
  6. Tony D

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    Thanks plodr and starbuck. I'll give it another go.
     

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