[How To] Printing from Chrome Browser on LibreELEC X86

  • I recently had the experience of testing printing on ChromeOS.


    What I learned is that , what I did in ChromeOS, would probably also work on LibreELEC!


    SHO 'NUFF!


    Today I tested and yes it does work.



    This was all on x86_64 so I can not speak for other platforms. Might be interesting to test on others!



    What you need:


    An IPP or CUPS printer. Many network printters are IPP already , you may need to enable it. CUPS can run on MacOSX, Raspberry PI or other linux, making most any printer IPP


    Chrome Browser addon in LibreELEC from here

    IPP / CUPS printing for Chrome & Chromebooks - Chrome Web Store (open this from Chrome in LibreELEC)


    After install CUPS IPP addon in Chrome on LibreELEC

    Configure the printer in the CUPS/IPP addon

    My cups address looks like this

    http://raspberrypi.local:631/printers/samsung_ml-1670_series

    you will need the entire address and path

    delete any sample or unused printers from CUPS/IPP addon


    Now when printing from chrome, select CUPS/IPP Printer, and away you go!



    UPDATE
    Fow printing to a WIndows shared printer you can try this:

    UniPrint Mint Beta for Chromebooks - Chrome Web Store

    I have not tested it



    Mark

    Edited 4 times, last by tekno ().

  • Iridium

    Changed the title of the thread from “WOW! Printing from Chrome Browser on LibreELEC!” to “[How To] Printing from Chrome Browser on LibreELEC X86”.