‘Alexa, print my shopping list’, Amazon’s virtual assistant now lets you take print outs using voice command

Now, you can simply ask Alexa to take print outs. You can also give specific commands such as "Alexa, print my shopping list.” Here is how you can connect your printer to Alexa app.

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 23:02 IST
How to connect your printer to Alexa
How to connect your printer to Alexa (Bloomberg)
How to connect your printer to Alexa
How to connect your printer to Alexa (Bloomberg)

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.

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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.

Some of the commands are:

"Alexa, print my shopping list"

"Alexa, print my to-do list"

"Alexa, print me last Sunday's crossword answers"

"Alexa, print a colouring page"

"Alexa, print a chicken recipe"

"Alexa, print a test page"

"Alexa, print graph paper"

"Alexa, 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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First Published Date: 13 Sep, 09:53 IST
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