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How to Setup an HP Printer on Google Cloud Print

DriverDosh - Google Cloud Print is a mobile printing solution available to Gmail account users that allows you to print over the web from anywhere, including your phone or tablet, to any printer. Using the Chrome browser, users can print from Android, Chrome, iOS, OS X, Windows, and Linux devices to a Google Cloud Print-ready printer on the same local network (Local Destination) or to a printer connected to the Google Cloud.

  • To confirm whether your printer is Google Cloud Print-ready or HP ePrint-capable, go to Printers that support Google cloud.
  • To print to a nearby printer on the same network as an Android or iOS device, you do not need to register the printer with the Google Cloud. For iOS (7.0+) use AirPrint, or for Android 4.4, go to Google Play > Android apps and download either the HP Print Service Plug-in or the HP Mopria Print Service plug-in, and then turn-on the plug-in. For Android 4.3, download another mobile printing solution such as the HP ePrint App.

Pre-requisites Before you Begin

  1. Make sure you have a Gmail account and the password available.
  2. Make sure you have an HP printer that is compatible with Google Cloud Print and has been updated with the latest firmware (if needed).
    For a list of supported printers, go to Printers that support Google Cloud Print.
  3. Make sure you have the Chrome browser installed
    Other browsers will also work (with operating systems other than Chrome) but Chrome is recommended to ensure the best experience when using Google Cloud Print.
  4. Make sure the Chromebook, laptop, or notebook is on the same network as the printer (local network).
  5. Make sure the printer is in a Ready state, and is connected to a wired or wireless local network and is properly configured.

How to Register the HP Printer with the Google Cloud

Before a printer can be found on a network or recognized by the cloud with the Chrome Browser, Chrome App, or Cloud Print Plug-in, it must first be registered with the Google Cloud Print website. After registering the printer, smartphones and tablets will need to download an app or plug-in specific for their operating system. For instructions, go to Use Google Cloud Print.

  1. Open the Chrome browser, click button menu, and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Show Advanced Settings link.

  3. How to Register the HP Printer with the Google Cloud

  4. Under Google Cloud Print, click Manage.

  5. Next to the printer listed under New devices, click Register and then click Register again to confirm.
    If the Register button is disabled, sign in to your Google account. If the printer is not listed, make sure it is not already registered by checking the Networking > Google Cloud Print > Setup tab in the Embedded Web Server (EWS). If not, make sure the Chromebook, laptop, or notebook is connected to the same local network as the printer and then try again, or try registering the printer using the EWS method. For troubleshooting information, go to Troubleshoot Google Cloud printing.

  6. On the printer control panel, select OK.

    A confirmation page prints when the printer registration is complete. This page includes the printer identifier, (00A123) for example, that you can use to find the printer in a list, and the email address associated with the printer the registration. Save this page for reference.
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