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Print with Amazon Alexa

Just ask Alexa to print by using any Amazon Echo and Alexa-enabled devices.
Operation is easy and hands-free.

Recommended Use

  • Print various types of content such as coloring pages, Number Place, lined paper, staff paper, and checklist sheets easily.
  • With the Canon Inkjet Printer skill Alexa can even check the status of your printer for you.

Items Required (Materials, Tools)

  • A smartphone or tablet on which the Amazon Alexa app is installed (iOS or Android)
  • Amazon Echo and Alexa-enabled devices
  • A4 or Letter size Plain paper

Procedure

  1. STEP
    1

    Check that your printer is on.

    If your printer has an Auto power on function, check that it is enabled.
    For details, refer to the Online Manual.

  2. STEP
    2

    Start Amazon Alexa app, and then search for "Canon Inkjet Printer" skill.

    In search results, tap the Canon Inkjet Printer skill, and then enable it.

    • figure: Amazon Alexa app screen

      Tap!

    • figure: Amazon Alexa app screen

      Tap!

  3. STEP
    3

    Sign into Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center.

    Note: A Canon ID is required.

    If you already have an account, skip ahead to STEP 6 and sign in.

    If you do not have an account, proceed to STEP 4.

    • figure: Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center screen
  4. STEP
    4

    Tap Create a Canon ID account.

    • figure: Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center screen

      Tap!

  5. STEP
    5

    Create account.

    Follow the on-screen instructions to create an account.

    For the printer registration ID, refer to the Online Manual.

    • figure: Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center screen
    • figure: Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center screen
    • figure: Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center screen
  6. STEP
    6

    Sign in by entering the e-mail address and password.

    • figure: Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center screen

      Sign in!

  7. STEP
    7

    When the following screen appears, tap Allow.

    • figure: Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center screen
  8. STEP
    8

    Talk to Alexa and print out some fun contents.

    The following are examples of conversations for printing a coloring page and checking the printer status.

    Printing is performed on the default printer registered to the Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center account.

    Print coloring page!

    User

    Alexa, start Canon printer.

    Welcome to Canon printer.
    I can print out coloring pages or number place puzzles from your printer.
    What would you like me to print?

    User

    Print out a coloring page for grown-ups.
    Note: If more information is needed, Amazon Alexa will ask questions.

    Sure, do you want me to print out 1 coloring page for grown ups now?

    User

    Yes.

    Printing for you now.
    OK, see you again soon.

    Check printer status!

    User

    Alexa, start Canon printer.

    Welcome to Canon Printer.
    I can print out coloring pages or number place puzzles from your printer.
    What would you like me to print?

    User

    Check the status of the printer.

    Your printer is showing no problems and is ready to print.
    You still have enough ink of each color.
    Thank you.

Complete!

Supported Printers

  • XK80 series, XK70 series, XK50 series
  • TS9580 series, TS9500 series, TS9180 series, TS9100 series, TS9000 series, TS8280 series, TS8230 series, TS8200 series, TS8180 series, TS8130 series, TS8100 series, TS8000 series, TS700 series, TS6280 series, TS6230 series, TS6200 series, TS6180 series, TS6130 series, TS6100 series, TS6000 series, TS5100 series, TS5000 series, TS3100 series, TS300 series
  • TR9530 series, TR8580 series, TR8530 series, TR8500 series, TR7530 series, TR7500 series, TR4500 series
  • MG7700 series, MG7500 series, MG7100 series, MG6900 series, MG6800 series, MG6700 series, MG6600 series, MG6500 series, MG6400 series, MG5700 series, MG5600 series, MG5500 series, MG3600 series, MG3000 series, MG2900 series
  • MX530 series, MX490 series
  • MB5400 series, MB5300 series, MB5100 series, MB5000 series, MB2700 series, MB2300 series, MB2100 series, MB2000 series
  • E4200 series, E3100 series, E480 series, E470 series, E460 series, E300 series
  • G4010 series, G4000 series, G3010 series, G3000 series
  • iP110 series
  • iB4100 series, iB4000 series
  • PRO-1000 series, PRO-500 series, PRO-100S series, PRO-10S series

Trademarks and Licenses

  • Amazon, Echo and Alexa are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
  • IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
  • Android is a registered trademark or trademark of Google Inc.