1. Notsosure's Avatar
    Seems like there isn't any thread that covers wirelessly printing to any printers. Coming from iOS, users of iOS can wirelessly print to any printers that have that capability. However, with android seems like there is no such abilities unless I install certain apps and use the app to print. Seems like s4 is much more advanced than iOS. Why is it that wirelessly printing is still an issue and so difficult? Is it android OS that's an issue or is it Samsung since they only have wireless printing available to Samsung branded printers embedded in Touchwiz?

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk
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    06-10-2013 09:15 AM
  2. goldberg96's Avatar
    seems like there isn't any thread that covers wirelessly printing to any printers. Coming from ios, users of ios can wirelessly print to any printers that have that capability. However, with android seems like there is no such abilities unless i install certain apps and use the app to print. Seems like s4 is much more advanced than ios. Why is it that wirelessly printing is still an issue and so difficult? Is it android os that's an issue or is it samsung since they only have wireless printing available to samsung branded printers embedded in touchwiz?

    Sent from my galaxy s4 using tapatalk
    look for the app called 'printer share'. Works great for me from my s4 to my canon mx850
    06-10-2013 02:33 PM
  3. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Seems like there isn't any thread that covers wirelessly printing to any printers. Coming from iOS, users of iOS can wirelessly print to any printers that have that capability. However, with android seems like there is no such abilities unless I install certain apps and use the app to print. Seems like s4 is much more advanced than iOS. Why is it that wirelessly printing is still an issue and so difficult? Is it android OS that's an issue or is it Samsung since they only have wireless printing available to Samsung branded printers embedded in Touchwiz?

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk
    That's mostly likely part of it. Check out the apps in the Play Store, I know I heard of plenty of other folks that have got it working...
    06-10-2013 03:34 PM
  4. black5f's Avatar
    I heard that printer share is good, but you have to buy full ver to print on a local printer. But if your a bit tight like me .... I have an (very) old pc in the garage running windows 2000 with a laser attached. It has a shared folder, I use ES explorer (free) to copy the file to print to that folder on the home LAN, then use VNC free to run that pc and print the file (openoffice free), convert it to pdf etc etc (or even check the status of the nc mill that it runs!), all from the armchair. Despite being a 486, it copes quite happily. Maybe someone much more clever than me could automate this procedure. Hope that helps.
    Tom
    06-14-2013 08:19 AM
  5. Notsosure's Avatar
    I heard that printer share is good, but you have to buy full ver to print on a local printer. But if your a bit tight like me .... I have an (very) old pc in the garage running windows 2000 with a laser attached. It has a shared folder, I use ES explorer (free) to copy the file to print to that folder on the home LAN, then use VNC free to run that pc and print the file (openoffice free), convert it to pdf etc etc (or even check the status of the nc mill that it runs!), all from the armchair. Despite being a 486, it copes quite happily. Maybe someone much more clever than me could automate this procedure. Hope that helps.
    Tom
    There is actually a Google Cloud Print now. I been using that. It is still at the initial stage. But it works great and its free.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
    06-14-2013 08:42 AM
  6. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    If you navigate to /system/apps/ there is a printing application but it's not in the application drawer for some reason. It's for HP though.
    06-16-2013 02:29 AM
  7. Scutley's Avatar
    I use cloud print (Google - Cloud Print) you need to a Google account, and Google chrome on your phone to use it.


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    06-17-2013 09:12 PM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    I use cloud print (Google - Cloud Print) you need to a Google account, and Google chrome on your phone to use it.
    You don't actually need Chrome on your phone to use Google Cloud Print. Google Cloud Print shows up in the Share menu along with Drive, Box, Messaging, Twitter, Facebook, etc. So basically you can print anything you can share.
    06-17-2013 09:41 PM
  9. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    I have an HP eprinter. My Galaxy S4 found it on my wifi network, and printed without any other apps needed.
    06-18-2013 02:42 AM
  10. clairetapillar's Avatar
    Its just samsung. I had an htc phone that could easily print wirelessly. And The galaxy s3 can but only to Samsung printers, which is dumb cause theyre not close to a monopoly yet.
    07-14-2013 06:57 AM
  11. Zooks64's Avatar
    Install Chrome browser on your computer - you don't have to use it but you do have to have it installed.

    Log in with your Google account that is on the Android device.

    Turn on the Cloud Print feature (settings/show advanced settings and scroll down to almost the bottom) and set up your network and/or local printer.

    Install Google Cloud Print app on device(s).

    Profit.
    07-14-2013 08:36 AM
  12. japetty's Avatar
    If you own a wireless printer check with the company that makes the printer they may have an android app. My Multi Function is a Brother and I know they have an app for the print/scan for android and iphone.
    07-14-2013 09:49 AM
  13. Psyc's Avatar
    Today only if you install amazon apps store on your phone and keep it on, you can download the full version of printshare normally $12.99 for free. Only catch is amazon store must stay installed.
    07-14-2013 07:11 PM
  14. Paul Aerison's Avatar
    I have an epson workforce. Someone suggested that I check for an app from the vendor. They have a "printer finder" which did locate my printer. I clicked it and it took me to the printer's web page where there was a google print icon. I already had cloud print installed. I can now print from any app that has that option using google cloud print, but only from home I'm guessing.
    08-08-2013 05:26 AM
  15. FishenFool's Avatar
    I have an epson workforce. Someone suggested that I check for an app from the vendor. They have a "printer finder" which did locate my printer. I clicked it and it took me to the printer's web page where there was a google print icon. I already had cloud print installed. I can now print from any app that has that option using google cloud print, but only from home I'm guessing.
    Might want to look into the Epson iPrint app on the PlayStore. If your Epson printer connects to the Internet you should be able to set things up so you can print to your printer from anywhere as long as you have Internet connectivity. Thing to remember is that you don't select print from app's menu but rather share and Epson iPrint should be in the share list.

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    08-08-2013 05:38 AM
  16. tmbrit's Avatar
    jimbo1mcm........................... Hi I also can see my hp printer on my galaxy s4 and shows connected with full bars. But its protected and when prompted, I sign in with password the connect button is not functioning. I only have a cancel or connect button. maybe take off the protection? not sure why I have it on the printer but maybe required when setting up. it was not always even working for my laptop for some reason. but it found it like yours with full bar connection.

    Thanks, Terri
    09-28-2013 04:28 PM
  17. tmbrit's Avatar
    I have an HP eprinter. My Galaxy S4 found it on my wifi network, and printed without any other apps needed.
    Hi I also can see my hp printer on my galaxy s4 and shows connected with full bars. But its protected and when prompted, I sign in with password the connect button is not functioning. I only have a cancel or connect button. maybe take off the protection? not sure why I have it on the printer but maybe required when setting up. it was not always even working for my laptop for some reason. but it found it like yours with full bar connection.

    Thanks, Terri
    09-28-2013 05:16 PM
  18. MiDoJo's Avatar
    It might be that the log-in you're using is not the one you think.
    Try to append the computer or domain (herein,computer name) name to the sign in
    In this form
    %computername%\%username%
    Example
    cuthah\nergal
    EDIT: assuming Windows PC in reply

    Seems you are direct connecting to printer sans PC host, sorry for the confusion
    10-01-2013 01:12 PM
  19. boss42's Avatar
    I have s4 and Lexmark printer T644 I can use the printer share and select nearby printer to print documents but they asked me to pay $12.95. Is any apps can allow me to print free?
    10-01-2013 09:24 PM
  20. dsignori's Avatar
    Install Chrome browser on your computer - you don't have to use it but you do have to have it installed.

    Log in with your Google account that is on the Android device.

    Turn on the Cloud Print feature (settings/show advanced settings and scroll down to almost the bottom) and set up your network and/or local printer.

    Install Google Cloud Print app on device(s).

    Profit.
    This ..
    10-03-2013 07:40 AM
  21. bilby00's Avatar
    YOu are not on your own. I have an HTC One and whilst I can print pics it does not print email....which would I thought be simple but it isn't. Third party apps are no help either. Any text comes out as little oblong boxes. So, it maybe of little comfort but you are not on your own.
    10-28-2013 01:36 AM
  22. Adamsberg's Avatar
    YOu are not on your own. I have an HTC One and whilst I can print pics it does not print email....which would I thought be simple but it isn't. Third party apps are no help either. Any text comes out as little oblong boxes. So, it maybe of little comfort but you are not on your own.
    If you have a (HP) ePrinter with its own email address you'd emails forwards to the printer.
    I using PrintHand (not free), it prints all documents and also prints emails, even Gmails, via WiFi home network.
    10-28-2013 06:12 AM
  23. Sheila Renee's Avatar
    Seems like there isn't any thread that covers wirelessly printing to any printers. Coming from iOS, users of iOS can wirelessly print to any printers that have that capability. However, with android seems like there is no such abilities unless I install certain apps and use the app to print. Seems like s4 is much more advanced than iOS. Why is it that wirelessly printing is still an issue and so difficult? Is it android OS that's an issue or is it Samsung since they only have wireless printing available to Samsung branded printers embedded in Touchwiz?

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk
    09-30-2014 01:43 PM
  24. ellisd616's Avatar
    Hey!
    I'm kinda having a similar issue, but I have all the apps, but I'm trying to figure out how to print straight from my galaxy s4 to my photosmart c4780. I have wifi, but I was wondering if there was a way to make that straight connection, and if not, how do I get my printers wifi, my modem (att), and my phone all on the same page as far as wifi goes?

    Thanks!
    12-11-2014 10:46 AM

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