Chrome Remote Desktop – How to Print to Your Local Printer


As businesses increasingly rely on remote work and virtual collaboration, printing from remote desktop sessions has become a necessity. Chrome Remote Desktop, a remote access software developed by Google, has become one of the most popular solutions for enabling remote access to desktops and applications. In this article, we’ll explain how to print from a Chrome Remote Desktop session to a local printer. 

What is Chrome Remote Desktop? 

Chrome Remote Desktop is a free, cross-platform remote access software that allows users to remotely access their desktops or other computers over the internet. This software uses Google’s Chrome web browser as the underlying platform to enable remote access. With Chrome Remote Desktop, you can access your desktop, applications, and files from any location using any device that has Chrome installed. 

What Makes Chrome Remote Desktop Printing Tricky  

When working in the cloud and using remote desktop access services, printing always becomes more difficult. Printing is really designed to be a local service. The printer and the desktop on which the application is running shouldn’t be far away from each other. Selecting the right driver and bandwidth issues are not really a problem in this setup.  

In Chrome Remote Desktop you can print to all printers installed on the device you are accessing. In this sense, it is not as difficult as printing to a local printer from virtual desktop session, like in AVD. However, if you want to print to a printer which is local to the device you are using to access the device, say a Wi-fi printer connected to a mobile device, a free cloud printing solution like ezeep Blue will be helpful. 

Step 1: Connect to Your Remote Desktop 

First, connect to your remote desktop using Chrome Remote Desktop. If you haven’t already installed Chrome Remote Desktop on your remote computer, you’ll need to do that first. Once you’re connected to your remote desktop, you’ll be able to access your files and applications as if you were physically sitting in front of your computer. 

Step 2: Create You ezeep Blue Account 

  1. Head to to create your free ezeep Blue account.  
  2. Follow the steps and connect the desired printer to ezeep with the help of the ezeep connector. 
  3. Assign this remote printer to the device which you will be accessing via Chrome Remote Desktop. 

Step 3: Print from Your Chrome Remote Desktop Session 

  1. Open the document you want to print. 
  2. Click on the “Print” button or press “Ctrl+P” to open the print dialog box. 
  3. Choose your remote printer from the list of available printers. 
  4. Adjust your print settings as desired and click “Print.” 
  5. That’s it! With ezeep Blue, you will be able to print from your Chrome Remote Desktop session to any printer required.   

In conclusion, printing from a Chrome Remote Desktop session to a local printer is a straightforward process for a cloud printing solution. By following these steps, you’ll be able to access your documents and print them to any ezeep connected printer. 

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