Epson Makes Voice Printing a Thing with Alexa-Enabled Printers
In a somewhat unique statement, Epson announced that a number of its printers are now compatible with Amazon Alexa, making voice-activated printing a real thing in 2018. According to the statement emailed to Dealerscope, all EcoTank, WorkForce, and Expression printers that support the Epson Connect platform can now be controlled via voice and the new Amazon Alexa printer skill.
The new skill will give Amazon account holders a simple and convenient way to deliver voice commands like, “Alexa, ask Epson printer to print…,” and have a variety of different documents automatically printed. That phrase can be completed with things like a shopping or to-do list, craft items, calendars, and more, using Amazon’s cloud-based voice service.
Additionally, the Skill Connections feature (which helps link multiple skills and services together) will make it possible to print from other select Alexa skills, such as Allrecipes.com.