Jan 122012
 
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You can make your Kindle Fire print to any Wi-Fi compatible printer by using an app like EasyPrint and configuring Google Cloud Printing service on your computer.

Before you even install EasyPrint you can save time by setting up Google Cloud Print and configuring your printers to connect to Cloud Print.

Setting up Google Cloud Print

  • Log into Google Cloud Print with your Google Account
  • Setup either a Cloud Printer or Classic Printer.

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  • Classic Printer setup instructions
    1. Log in to your user account on the Windows or Mac computer.
    2. Open Google Chrome.
    3. Click the wrench icon wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
    4. Select Options (Preferences on Mac).
    5. Click the Under the Hood tab.
    6. Scroll down to the “Google Cloud Print” section. Click Sign in to Google Cloud Print. Sign in to Google Cloud Print
    7. In the window that appears, sign in with your Google Account to enable the Google Cloud Print connector.
    8. A printer confirmation message appears and click Finish printer registration.
    9. You’ll see a confirmation that Google Cloud Print has been enabled. Click Manage your printers to learn more.

Now you should see your printers available from Google cloud print.

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Setup EasyPrint on your Kindle Fire

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  • Once you install easy print, open it up and add your Google account.
  • After you add to Google Account you simply printers and then select which one you want to be your default printer.  You can change later.

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  • Now,  you can go to Print Document and print any document on your Kindle Fire (it will show you the file explorer so you can select your document)

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  • Or you can select Print Google Docs and print any one of your Google documents stored online from your Kindle Fire

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With EasyPrint you now can print to any printer in your house from your Kindle Fire leveraging Google’s awesome Cloud Print Service.

Printing Web Pages

To print a web page you will need to use an application like Web Snapshots which can save a website as a .pdf file.

Then you would just print the .pdf website document as you would any other .pdf file

Download Web Snapshots for free (but if you want ad free, you need to pay for the .99 cent version)

Happy Printing from your Kindle Fire!

-Dragon Blogger


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Justin Germino
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  • Tom

    Easy Print won’t recognize my printers from Chrome Cloud to be able to print from Kindle fire. All my printers are listed on the Cloud

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      Are you using the original Kindle Fire or the HD version? I know this post is nearly a year old and the app may have changed since it was originally reviewed. I also don’t know if something different about the Android version on Kindle Fire HD would affect this app.

  • Tom

    I am using kindle Fire HD 8.9. Amazon says they have had a similar complaint and are working on to see what the problem is.

  • Barbara Johannes

    I have the same problem with the Kindle Fire HD 7″. I will also contact Amazon since it may help to have many people send the same complaint…

  • Barbara Johannes

    I contacted Amazon, and they gave me the email of the developer to contact. I did that and the updated version (v1.09 December, 2012) has been submitted to Amazon app store, and is awaiting review. The older version at Amazon is corrupted. So when we see the newer version available at the app store, this tip from Justin should work with the kindle fire HD.

  • Barbara

    if you do not want to wait for Amazon to get the latest version, you can download the easy print app from slideme.org – this download will only work if you use the option to download apps from a third party – in your Kindle Fire settings.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      Thanks for sharing this tip.

      • Barbara Johannes

        Justin,
        I am more than happy to share what I found since I would not ever have found and resolved the issue if it were not for your tip about the Easy Print for kindle fire, with Google Cloud Print. Thanks again – have a happy holiday season! :)

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

          I just wish Google Drive was available for the Kindle Fire, would make things a whole lot easier with the new Cloud Print printers available.

  • Ellen

    I followed these instructions and the slideme version. I was able to get one item to print, everything else said queued and will not print. Any suggestions?

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      I know it sounds like a lame response, but first thing I would try is reboot the Kindle Fire, maybe something got hung up.
      If you can still print 1 only then queues the rest, some sort of connection isn’t being closed, is it 1 page or 1 whole print job and not a 2nd?
      I tend to only ever print 1 thing at a time and went days before needing to print again, so maybe this is a common issue and just didn’t notice it.
      Another option is the Cloud Print Beta app http://ow.ly/hX9nL but many users report problems with Kindle Fire HD devices. I am really surprised Google doesn’t have an official cloud print app for Kindle Fire.