Can you think of the easy way to print documents and photos right from your smartphone? If you’re the proud owner of an Android-based device as well as a Brother printer you can probably enjoy the Brother Print Service Plugin to the full.
This productivity app is meant to make your life easier as you can print text and photos directly from your smartphone or tablet. To be exact, you need an Android device (Android 5.0 or later) and a Brother printer attached to a Wi-Fi network in order to be able to use the app. You probably can find the list of compatible models on your local Brother site.
Remember that after installing the app, you have to activate it. There are two simple ways to do that, and if you have problems with activation, visit the app’s page on Google Play where you can find out how to activate it.
With Brother Print Service Plugin, you can print from supported Android applications, and there are not so many of them. They include Chrome Browser, Gmail, Google Docs, Photos, Google Drive, and some others. Also, there are some third-party applications that are supported as well.
There are basic printing options available such as paper size, orientation, copies, color, pages, and some others. I find them enough to print whatever I need, be it papers for the studies or photos of my beloved Benedict Cumberbatch =)
Keep in mind that compatible options depend on the selected device, so some of them may be unavailable.
Ease of Use
Generally, the app works okay, although there are some issues occurred from time to time. For instance, sometimes the app can’t recognize the printer previously used, so I had to get it on my tablet. I’ve seen reviews where users complain about the app not working after the update, so maybe that is the case.
Also, my printer tends to print slower with this app, although that is a minor con for me. I don’t need to print tons of papers, so the printing speed doesn’t matter to me. But if you’re going to print, let’s say, 80 sheets of your thesis – be prepared to wait =)
The interface is intuitive and rather clear, and there is nothing in excess. When you’re searching web-pages via Chrome Browser or using one of the compatible apps, there must be a «print» option available. Then, you get to choose the parameters you need such as paper size, the number of copies, color, media type, quality, and so on.
As far as I can tell, Brother Print Service Plugin is free to get and to use. The developers don’t offer in-app purchases for their app on Google Play.
- With Brother Print Service Plugin, you can quickly and easily print anything you need right away from your Android device;
- The app has a clear and intuitive interface;
- As for me, the text and photos quality is good, although one may argue with that statement;
- Brother Print Service Plugin is free to get and to use.
- The app requires Android 5.0 and up, not to mention a compatible Brother printer;
- There are not so many apps that are supported by Brother Print Service Plugin;
- Sometimes the app can’t recognize a printer or add a new one.
In a nutshell, Brother Print Service Plugin is an excellent productivity tool that is supposed to make your work and studies easier. You may face some issues trying to print a document with the app, but if it works correctly, it’s a convenient and fast way to print whatever you need to. No matter who you are – a student, an entrepreneur, or an office manager – I believe this app will come in pretty handy.