Printing is the most used feature by anyone, and when it comes to using Chromebook and finding the content you want to print. Before anything, the most important step is to connect or add your printer in the Chromebook devices list. Until and unless you are unable to find the printer in the chrome device list, you cannot use it. So here are some steps to guide you through it.

  1. Printer Connection Via the Home Wi-Fi Network or Work Network

The first way of connecting your printer to the Chromebook is via the Wi-Fi network, be it a home or work network. The guided step through for the procedure is as follows or you can find the same thing in Google Help.

  • First, make sure your printer is turned on and connected to a suitable Wi-Fi network.
  • Open the Google Chrome browser and on the top right-hand corner, you will find three dots. Select them and you will find a drop-down of options.
  • Click settings and scroll down, you’ll find an option saying advanced, click that.
  • Now you will find Google cloud print option, when you click it you will find manage devices, open it.
  • Log in and add tour printer by finding it in nearby printer options.
  1. Printer Connection through the Cloud Ready Printer

TO identify whether your printer is cloud-ready, check beneath the printer if you find a logo saying Google cloud ready then it is if it is not there then follow the manual and make it cloud ready. Then follow these steps.

  • Make sure your printer is turned on and then go to the Google website adding a printer to the website message.
  • There you will see an option on the left side of the page saying ‘add Google cloud printer’ click on it and pair your printer to it.
  • Once you have done it you will get a link in the center of the result page, copy the link and open the same in the new tab.
  • When you open it you will find the original page and now you can see your device flashing in cloud-ready printer’s column. In case the cloud printer doesn’t get recognized, refer to this support.
  1. Printer Connection Via the USB

Another way to connect your Chromebook and printer is through the USB. All you need is to make a secure wired connection between the Chromebook and the Printer using your USB. Here are the steps.

  • Insert the USB cable in the HDMI column of the Chromebook and connect the other end to the printer.
  • Make sure the difference between the two devices is not much.
  • Now command your data you want to print by Ctrl + P. This is the keyboard shortcut for print command.
  • You can also use the mouse by clicking the right side and selecting the print option.
  • Once you have given the command, accept the command by clicking print in the dialogue box and you print will be done.
  1. Printer Connection Via Bluetooth

Bluetooth is one of the other ways to use the printer under Chromebook settings, but I must mention that it is certainly a time taking and a tedious process. Follow through the guide below or go to Google Support.

  • Make sure the Bluetooth on Chromebook and on the printer is turned on.
  • Now once you can see your printer flashing on the connecting window of Chromebook, click the option pair.
  • You will now find a code, accept and identify the code which will lead to both of your devices connect successfully.
  • The good connection establishment may take some time, so be patient and only then start giving printing commands or the whole process might lag and become slow.
  1. Connection with a Printer Manually

Sometimes auto establishment of the connection might fail, when it comes to printer’s, in that case, you can go for the manually connecting steps. They are as follows

  • First, make sure you have all the relevant information about your printer that will be the IP address and the queue, protocol.
  • You can find all this selective information, beneath the printer. You can even find your model number there.
  • Now once you know all this information, in the chrome window open settings and go to advanced settings.
  • Click on the option ‘add printers’ and select add manually.
  • Then fill in all the required information, and in result, your printer’s name will display and then you can select it and establish the suitable connection. Even after all these steps, if you fail to find your printer, go here.


  • When connecting your printer, make sure to select the dialogue box to connect automatically, this way every time you will open your Chromebook, after turning on the printer the connection will establish itself. This will save you from the effort of going through all the steps, again and again.

Under Bluetooth connections make sure to turn off your printer’s Bluetooth before and after the connection, it will attract more devices and will make your connection weak to the Chromebook.

How do I get my Chromebook to recognize my printer?

Add your printer to your Chromebook
  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. Under “Print and scan,” select Printers.
  5. Under “Available printers to save,” next to your printer, select Save.
  6. Check that your printer appears at the top, under “Saved printers.”

How do I connect my HP printer to my Chromebook?

On the Chromebook, click the clock in the bottom right corner, and then click the Settings icon . Scroll to the bottom of the screen, and then click Advanced. Under Printing, click Printers > Add Printer. If your printer displays, select it, and then click Add.

How do I print from a Chromebook laptop?

How do I manually add a printer?

Printing from Chromebook:
  1. Navigate to the Chrome menu button on the top right, and click Print. Or hit Ctrl+P on your keyboard. If you don’t see your printer in the Destination drop-down list, simply click See More…
  2. Choose your printer from the dropdown list.
  3. Hit Print.

How do I manually add a printer to my Chromebook?

Note: If you know your printer’s MAC address or physical address, the internet address which appears beside it will be your printer’s IP address. This 12-digit number can be usually found on the printer or in the printer’s manual. Open any web browser.

Are all printers compatible with Chromebooks?

Add your printer to your Chromebook
  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. Under “Print and scan,” select Printers.
  5. Under “Available printers to save,” next to your printer, select Save.
  6. Check that your printer appears at the top, under “Saved printers.”

Do HP printers work with Chromebooks?

While we’re sad to see Google Cloud Print go, CUPS is a more universally accepted UNIX-based printing system, which widens the field of choice for Chromebook compatible printers. Now, almost any new printer is compatible with your Chromebook!

How do I connect my wireless Canon printer to my Chromebook?

HP is a popular printer brand but the company doesn’t break out Chromebook compatibility by model. Instead, HP says that if their printer supports IPP Everywhere, it will work with a Chromebook. This page lists all IPP Everywhere printers, currently showing 647 printers from various manufacturers including HP.

What Canon printers are compatible with Chromebook?

Click the ‘Advanced’ option and click on the ‘Printers‘ option from the ‘Printing‘ section. After that, you will have to click on the ‘Add Printer‘ option and then click the ‘Add’ option. Hence, it will connect your Chromebook to your wireless printer.

How do I get my printer to connect wirelessly?

Start wireless setup
  1. Option 1: Send the router information directly to the printer from a mobile device.
  2. Option 2: Use the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app for Android and iOS® devices.
  3. Option 3: Use the WPS Push Button method.
  4. Option 4: Enter a WPS PIN code to connect a device.

What is the WPS button on a printer?

Open Settings and find Printing to add a printer. Once your printer is added, open the app you’re printing from and tap the three dots that indicate more options (usually in the upper right corner) to find and select the Print option.

How do I get my printer to recognize my new router?

Some access points (often called routers or hubs) feature an automatic connection button labelled “WPS” which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup and allows permitted devices to connect to your network without needing to enter a password.

Why won’t my Canon printer connect to my computer?

Make sure the printer is on or that it has power. Connect your printer to your computer or other device. Check the printer’s toner and paper, plus the printer queue. If you recently updated your browser, security software, operating system or firewalls, it could cause issues connecting to your printer.

Why won’t my laptop connect to my printer?

Make sure the printer is turned on. Your wireless router may have lost connection with the printer. You can usually resolve this by restarting the power on both the router and the printer. Check that the network name matches the one selected on the printer and the one on a Windows computer.