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HP Enterprise, HP LaserJet Pro - Use HP's Built-in Print Solution for Android and Fire

Introduction

HP's built-in print solution can be used to automatically find and print from an Android or Kindle device to select HP printers using a W-Fi or Wireless Direct connection. Because the print solution is built into the Android operating system, you do not need to install drivers or download software to use it. Kindle devices require a one-time download to install the HP Print Plug-In the first time that the print solution is used.

Use HP's built-in print solution

  1. From a supported app, open the app's menu, and then tap Print.
  2. For Kindle users, download and install the HP Print Plug-in when prompted.
  3. Find the option to select your printer to view a list of available printers.
  4. Find the printer on the Wi-Fi or Wireless Direct list, and then tap to select it.
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    To use Wireless Direct printing, the Android or Kindle device must be within wireless range of the printer.
  5. If prompted, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection.
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    After you select the printer, your device will remember the selection for future use.
  6. Make any changes to the available print options.
  7. Tap Print.

Check compatibility

HP's built-in print solution for Android is compatible only with select HP printers and only works with certain Android and Fire operating system versions. Additionally, HP's built-in print solution must use a supported connection type, and print supported file types from compatible applications. If you are not sure, use the following information to check compatibility.

Supported Android devices

HP's built-in print solution is available on mobile devices running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and later, or Kindle's Fire OS 3.0 (Mojito) and later.
  • HP Slate series (Android 4.1 and later) (Jelly Bean)
  • Kindle Fire HD (Fire OS 3.0 and later) (Mojito)
  • Samsung S4 (Android 4.0 and later Samsung devices)
  • Other Android devices running 4.1 and later
For a list of devices that have the built-in print solution, go to HP Mobile Printing (www.hp.com/go/mobileprinting).

Supported printers

The HP built-in print solution supports many HP printers. To view a list of printers that can print using the built-in print solution, go to HP Printers - Printers that can use mobile printing solutions (c03839843) (in English).

Supported connection types

HP's built-in print solution can be used with a wireless network (Wi-Fi) connection via the mobile device or with a Wireless Direct connection via the printer.
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When the Android device connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device automatically finds and displays the available printers. When the device is not connected to a Wi-Fi network, the device automatically finds and displays Wireless Direct-capable printers nearby.
  • Wi-Fi connection: When the device and the printer are connected to the same local wireless or Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) network (or subnet) through an access point at any location.
  • Wireless Direct: When the device is connected directly to a nearby HP Wireless Direct-capable printer. Wireless Direct is a feature on select HP printers that enables wireless printing without a accessing the company network.

Supported apps

Available apps vary for each device. Depending on the device, you can print from one or more of the following apps:
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If an app that you are trying to print from does not have HP's Built-in Print option, you can use the HP ePrint App to print instead. For more information about the HP ePrint App, go to HP Printers - Printing with HP ePrint App (Android, Amazon Fire) (c01923321) (in English).
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Supported file types

Available file formats vary for each device. Depending on the device, you can print using one or more of the following file types:
  • HTML
  • JPEG
  • Microsoft Office files
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • TXT

Supported print options

Available print options vary for each device. Depending on the device, you can use one or more of the following print options:
  • Copies: Select the number of copies that you want to print.
  • Color mode: Select either the Color or Black & White/Mono option for your print output.
  • Double-sided printing: If your printer supports two-sided (duplex) printing, select None, Long-edge flip, or Short-edge flip.
  • Orientation: Select Auto, Portrait, or Landscape format.
  • Paper size: You can print on Letter, A4, 4x6-inch, 5x7-inch, or 10x5-cm paper.
  • Paper type: Select Plain Paper or Photo Glossy for your print output.

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