Announcement from HP: it will soon offer voice-activated home printers. By doing so, the company explains, it will be the first printer business to offer “intuitive voice commands” via major smart speaker products, namely through Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana.
The company says that you can use a voice assistant to ask the printer to spit things out like a to-do list, calendar, graph paper, Sudoku puzzle, or a coloring page with a cartoon character’s outline on it.
HP says that in the future, printers will have voice assistants baked into them, so you won’t need a separate speaker like an Echo or Google Home. Once available, connected HP printers will be controllable via voice commands, enabling users to print whatever they need