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HP Printers - Printing With a USB OTG Cable (Android)

This document is for HP printers and Android smartphones or tablets.
Print from your Android device with a USB On-The-Go (OTG) cable connected to your HP printer.
Printing with a USB OTG cable is not supported from an Apple or Windows 10 Mobile device.
Example of an Android device connected to the printer with a USB OTG cable

Step 1: Check the requirements

Before you print with a USB OTG cable, make sure the printer and your Android device meet the following requirements:
  • The printer hardware is set up.
  • The printer supports printing from a USB OTG cable connection.
    Most HP printers support printing from a USB OTG. For a list of HP printers that do not support printing from a USB OTG connection, go to the Frequently asked questions (FAQs) section.
  • An Android OS 4.0 (KitKat) device or later that supports USB OTG.
    Consult your Android device manufacturer or product specifications to determine whether your device supports printing with a USB OTG cable.
  • The HP Printer Service Plugin installed on the Android device.
    Go to HP Print Service Plugin (in English), then follow the on-screen instructions to install the plugin from the Google Play Store.
  • A USB and USB OTG cable. The USB OTG cable includes a USB port on one end and a micro-USB connector on the other.
    USB cable
    USB cable
    USB OTG cable
    Example of a USB OTG cable

Step 2: Connect the USB OTG cable to your printer and Android device

Turn on the printer, then connect the USB OTG cable to your printer and Android device.
  1. Turn on the printer, if is not on already.
  2. Connect one end of a USB cable to the USB port on the rear of the printer and the other end of the USB cable into the USB port on the OTG cable.
  3. Plug the micro-USB connector of the OTG cable into the micro-USB port on your Android device.
    An HP Print Service Plugin window displays on the Android device.
    Connecting the micro-USB connector to the micro-USB port on your Android device
  4. Tap OK to activate the HP Print Service Plugin.
    Activiating the HP Print Service Plugin
Your Android device is now ready to print using the USB OTG connection.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Refer to these frequently asked questions for more information about the HP Print Service Plugin for Android devices.






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