Epson has announced printing support for some of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets and digital readers. Epson has now integrated support for printing directly from the Amazon Kindle Fire line of tablets to some Epson printers. The Kindle Fire tablets do have to be running the latest version of the Fire OS to support printing.
The latest version of the Fire OS is version 3.1. When running that OS and using a compatible Epson printer, users will be able to wirelessly print documents, photos, appointments, events and email.
"Amazon just gave mobile productivity a huge boost, enabling Kindle Fire users to go beyond leisure and entertainment and use their tablets to stay connected and get the job done," said Patrick Chen, product manager of mobile connectivity, Epson America, Inc. "Collaboration and innovation are an important part of Epson's strategy to drive home and business productivity via powerful mobile printing solutions across a range of devices and platforms. Today's on-the-go users require multifunctional, easy-to-use options, and support of the new family of Kindle Fire tablets provides yet another convenient and powerful way to access, share and print from anywhere."
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets are compatible with printing to 60 different Epson printers. The Fire tablets also have a built in viewer to allow users of the HD and HDX tablets to view office files and print them instantly.
Once the tablets are running the latest version of Fire OS, Epson says that setting up printing is easy and can be done in minutes. The printing process is easy once the printer is set up. Users tap print on the Kindle tablet, select the nearby WiFi enabled Epson printer, and get their printed document.