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Epson adds voice-activated printing to consumer printers

From Daily Essentials to Arts and Crafts, Epson Helps Simplify Tasks for Families On-the-Go

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 19, 2019 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of printing solutions, today added voice-activated printing compatibility with Google Assistant™ and Siri®. Epson EcoTank®, WorkForce®and Expression® printers* are now compatible with three popular voice assistant platforms, including Amazon Alexa.

Epson printer users can now ask Google to print a variety of items, including useful paper for school such as graph paper and ruled paper, colorful designed paper for stationary or creative projects, scrapbooking embellishments, calendars, and seasonal designs. Instead of running to the store, now you can just print what you need when you need it.

With the Epson iPrint™ app, users can now install convenient shortcuts on their iOS device to save steps when printing and scanning. Need a quick print? Take a picture and ask Siri to print it. Your photo will be ready in seconds; you don’t even have to be anywhere near your printer.  Need to scan a document? Ask Siri to scan it with your phone, tablet or Epson printer.  Not sure how much ink you have left? Ask Siri to show you.

“Our customers have overloaded daily routines and are always looking for ways to save time and quickly get errands done,” said Jack Rieger, senior product manager of software and user experience, Epson America. “By expanding compatibility with some of the top smart home voice assistants, Epson is committed to making printing and scanning easier and more efficient for all of our busy customers.”

With simple voice commands, Epson helps increase busy families’ productivity by allowing them to print and scan-on-demand, without having to navigate software and menus. The new Epson printer actions for Google Assistant and Epson iPrint Siri Shortcuts enable users to take advantage of voice assistant technology for their common printing and scanning needs.

Availability

Epson voice-activated printing is now available with Google Assistant and Siri supported devices. It’s compatible with Epson printers that feature the Epson Connect™ service including the EcoTank, WorkForce and Expression printer lines. Once enabled, customers can say, “OK Google, open Epson printer” or “Hey Siri, open Epson printer” to get started. More information on voice-activated printing with Epson can be found here.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 85 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

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