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Connect your printers to Google Cloud Print

You can connect your "Cloud Ready" and "classic" printers to Google Cloud Print. Cloud Ready printers connect directly to the web. With Classic printers, you need a computer to set up the web connection.

Check if your printer is Cloud Ready. You can also check your printer's manual.

Connect a Cloud-Ready printer

To set up your Cloud Ready printer, search for your printer here and follow your manufacturer’s instructions. Then follow the steps below to connect your printer.

Computer

  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. In a new tab, go to chrome://devices
  3. You should find your printer listed under "My devices."

Android device

Note: Android isn't the same on all devices. These instructions are for devices running Android 6.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

  1. Open the Settings app Settings.
  2. Under “System,” select Printing and then Cloud Print.
  3. Click More More.
  4. Select Add Printer.

Watch video about setting up cloud printing (1:19)

Set up cloud printing on your Chromebook

Connect your classic printer
Before connecting your classic printer, confirm if you have:

Then, follow the steps below to enable the Google Cloud Print connector:

  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. In a new tab, open chrome://devices 
  3. You’ll see a list of devices already registered with Google Cloud Print, and new devices available on the network.
  4. Under "Classic printers,” click Add printers.
  5. You'll see a confirmation that Google Cloud Print has been enabled.
    Tip: To learn more, click Manage your printers.

To connect classic printers in a business or school environment, use the Cloud Print Connector service on Windows or Linux.

Watch video about setting up classic printing (1:42)

Set up classic printing on your Chromebook

 

Note: If you need to reconnect a classic printer, make sure you're signed in to Google Cloud Print from Chrome. For a Cloud Ready printer, follow the instructions above.

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