Hey Alexa, print my page
As a wave of voice assisting technology is starting to dominate our homes and workplaces, Amazon’s Alexa update is now even making printing your documents and photos hands-free.
- If you are one of the 60 million people who use voice-assisted technology on a regular basis, then you’ll know of the ease they provide.
- From online shopping, streaming music and even answering everyday questions, they can provide us with some convenient solutions.
- Now, Amazon and HP are hoping to bring simplicity to another everyday process – printing.
Whether it’s printing a random puzzle or even a calendar to plan out the new year, brand new HP skills on Hey Alexa, print my page makes HP the “first printer company to enable intuitive voice commands on leading smart speaker platforms”, as detailed in a new Garage by HP blog post.
Regularly seen as the forefront of new innovations in the printing industry, HP are hoping that voice-controlled printing through Hey Alexa, print my page
- It only marks the beginning of their venture into creating voice assistants for their own products.
- Commenting on the relevance of voice aided technology and digital printing, Anneliese Olson, head of home printing at HP, states “Integrating voice into the home printer is an undeniably useful application of the technology.
- If the premise of creating a print after print by only using your voice sounds exciting, you can try it for yourself.
- Read through HP’s step-by-step guide on setting up your printer with Amazon Alexa here.
Of course, you’ll need to own a device which uses the Hey Alexa, print my page voice assistant and to set up the correct skills within the Alexa mobile app or computer application first.
- HP printing skills can print the following
- shopping lists,
- task lists,
- coloring pages,
- Sudoku puzzles,
- bingo cards,
- notebook paper pages,
- And calendars.
Creating More Voices
- Creating a set of skills for Alexa isn’t HP’s first foray into voice technology.
- Whilst it might have initially fall under the radar, Microsoft’s Cortana and Google’s Assistant can also be taught to print documents from HP printers.
- Each assistant has their limitations, however – Google’s Assistant can print Google Calendars, whereas Microsoft’s Cortana can’t.
- In the same capacity, Cortana is also able to print Microsoft exclusive products that Google’s Assistant is unable to.