Amazon has rolled out a new update to Alexa that enables the digital assistant to connect with printers. This means you can now simply give a voice command to Alexa to take print outs.
This feature will work with modern printers that have wireless connectivity support. To take a print out using Alexa, your printer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device running Alexa.
To begin, you need to interlink your printer with Alexa. To do so, you need to give the following command “Alexa, discover my printer.” You can also add the printer manually by going to Devices screen in the Alexa app. Here choose “+” and add “Add Device.”
Then, select “Printer” as the device type. Once paired, you can start giving voice commands to Alexa to take a print out.
Amazon’s Alexa supports a variety of commands to take specific print outs. These include lists, crosswords and games, educational worksheets for children, colouring pages, and things like test page, graph paper, and print lined paper.
“Alexa works with most IPP-enabled network-connected printers manufactured by HP, Brother, Canon, and Epson. To check if your printer is compatible with Alexa, say “Alexa, discover my printer.” We will be adding additional supported printers over time,” said Amazon in a FAQ page.
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