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How To Video: Print from any Android phone or tablet

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How To Video: Print from any Android phone or tablet

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With an easy setup, you can send docs, photos, and Web pages from your Android device to any printer.

[MUSIC] If you wanna get something from your Android device on to good old fashioned paper, Google makes it really easy using a service called Google Cloud Print. It works with almost any Android device and any printer. The setup is really easy and you only have to do it once to start printing from all of your Google devices. First, head to your computer and launch Chrome. You'll need the browser to make this work. Open the menu and first check to see that you're signed in with your Google account. It should be the same one you associate with your Android device. Once you're signed in go to Settings and scroll down to Expand the Advanced Settings. Here under Google Cloud Print, click Manage. Here's were you'll associate your printer with your Google Account. When it's set up, it means that you can send docs to your printer from any Google Device including other computer running Chrome. So, click Add printers and check the boxes for the printers you wanna use. In this case, it's my Epson. Click Add printers here at the bottom and you're set at least on the computer. Now, head to your Android and download Google's Cloud Print app, which is actually more of a plugin that enables you to print from applications like Chrome and the Gallery. Once that's installed, your ready to print. So I'll go to Chrome and click and webpage that I want to print out tap the Menu button hit Print and there's my Epson. In this window you actually have a few options for things like paper size color and orientation all that's left to do is hit Print. And there it goes. Just keep in mind that your computer does have to be turned on for this to be able to work. If, for whatever reason, it's not, the document will print once your computer powers up again. Or, if you have a Cloud Print Ready Printer, you can print to it even if your computer is switched off. Just go to Google support page for instructions for setting up your specific printer. With your printer setup with Google Cloud Print, you can print to it from any Android device and any computer running Chrome, even if you're halfway across the world. If you have any questions or tips of your own, hit me up on Twitter and check out cnet.com slash how-to for more tips like this. For Cnet, I'm Sharon Profis. [MUSIC]
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