Amazon launches Alexa printer, to print recipes, lists games and educational content using your voice
Amazon said it is coming up with a new Alexa-enabled printing feature that lets Echo device owners use voice commands to print out common items, like their Alexa to-do lists, recipes, weekly calendars, educational content for children. It will help to print some games, like Sudoku or crossword puzzles, mazes,etc. So now Alexa will be able to control the users’ printer.
The feature works with any second-generation Echo device or a number of IPP-enabled compatible printers from brands like HP, Epson, Brother, and Canon. Users have an option to check if their printer works with the feature by saying – Alexa, discover my printer.Amazon has also said that it will expand to more printers over time.
The Alexa Print feature can be enabled by voice or set up in the Alexa app by choosing Add Devices then selecting Printer.
Once the printer is connected, Alexa receives the information about your ink or toner supply levels and will remind users when the supplies are low via email or voice. These notifications are on by defaulthowever, they can be turned off in the Alexa app on the device’s Settings page under Status.”
Alexa owners can also automatically order ink or toner from Amazon at a 10 percent discount if they set up smart reorders. This option if enabled in the Alexa app will auto-ship supplies when they run low.
The content Alexa can now print comes from third-parties. Amazon has collaborated with Alexa skill makers Allrecipes, JumpStart Academy, and Los Angeles Times, to allow printing of other documents like educational worksheets, coloring pages, puzzles, and recipes.
Now users can say things like – Alexa, print a first-grade addition worksheet, Alexa, print a crossword puzzle or Alexa, print a recipe, and a lot more.
Some of the printable content comes from Alexa itself, like a to-do list or shopping list, and things that people still want to jot down on a paper.
For schoolkids, all these commands that are worth using. The kids can use Alexa and direct it to print out graph paper or riled paper, which saves them from buying a whole ream for a single exercise or when they run out of the paper. Homeschooling teachers and parents will adore the ability of Alexa to print math worksheets as a way to supplement their remote learning curriculum.
Alexa Print will not just helpEcho owners easily print things, it will also help to generate surplus e-commerce sales during the increased work-from-home and distance learning activity which is taking place due to the pandemic.