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HP printer setup (Print Service Plugin for Android)

The HP Print Service Plugin is a print driver that allows you to print from an Android device to most HP printers released after 2004.


To access additional printer features such as scanning and printer management tools, install the HP Smart app. For more information, go to HP printer setup (HP Smart app).

Install the HP Print Service Plugin

Install the HP Print Service Plugin on your Android smartphone or tablet, and then turn on the plugin.

  1. Confirm your Android device is connected to the same network as your printer.

  2. On your Android device, install or update the HP Print Service Plugin (in English).

  3. Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and 5.0 (Lollipop): Tap Settings, search for and open HP Print Service, and then tap On to turn on the plugin.


    If you are using Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later, the plugin turns on automatically after installation.

Print with the HP Print Service Plugin

Print photos, documents, emails, or webpages from Android apps.

  1. Open the item you want to print, tap the Menu icon , and then tap Print. If the app you are using does not have a Print option, tap the Share icon or look for a Share option in the Export or Send menu, and then select HP Print Service Plugin or the Print icon .

  2. On the preview screen, tap the Down arrow to view the printer list, and then select HP [your printer model name] to print over the network, or DIRECT-xx-HP [your printer model name] to print with Wi-Fi Direct.

    Selecting a printer from the list of available printers
  3. Tap the Down arrow to change any print settings, such as paper size or orientation.

  4. Tap the Print icon .

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