Wireless printing on a Chromebook not working? Try this Chrome Web App

Printing from a Chromebook hasn’t always been easy. So last June, Google added a Chrome OS Native Printing feature for Chromebooks since not everyone has a Google Cloud Print capable device. Even so, I’ve still seen inconsistency when trying to print, especially after we replaced our older HP printer with a Brother model.

After some research, I found the WiFi Printer Driver Chrome Web App and since then, I haven’t had a single printer issue. And it doesn’t require you to know the IP address of your local network printer, which saves some configuration time.

WiFi printer driver dialog

Your results may vary based on the printer model you have, of course. But in scanning through the app reviews, I see a wide range of success across different printer brands including HP, Canon, Epson and Brother, to name a few.

Printing on Chromebook using WiFi Printer driver app

One thing I have noticed is that the WiFi Printer Driver app needs to be actively running in order for me to print. It’s a minor annoyance at best though. And depending on which printer you have, you might not need the app to be active when printing.

Regardless, if you have a wireless printer that doesn’t consistently work with your Chromebook, this app is worth a try.




3 thoughts on “Wireless printing on a Chromebook not working? Try this Chrome Web App

  • January 6, 2019 at 7:55 am

    I installed this and got quite excited when the printer responded but it gave false info regarding page size so instead of printing to A4 it printed to postcard size.

  • January 9, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this information! I have been looking on and off for over a month for a solution to my chromebook problem. All other devices would print to my printer except the chromebook. The app works. Thank you.

    • January 16, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      I got it to add my printer but it still won’t print. I didn’t get a second box pop up to show a destination. Any suggestions?


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