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Amazon Free welcome pack apps - Couple compatible with Google TV

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    Amazon Free welcome pack apps - 12/25 Some compatible with Google TV

    EDIT 12/26: 10 Free Favorite apps of the day

    Amazon.com: Apps for Android




    Where's My Perry?
    The Lost City
    Osmos HD
    Ultimate Hangman HD
    Daily Ab Workout
    Fraction Calculator Plus
    Chimpact
    Voxel Invaders
    From Cheese
    Business Calendar
     
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    The PrinterShare app is included and is compatible with Google TV.
     
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    I got the printer share app but how do you get it downloaded to the GS7? Mike
     
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    Assuming you have installed the Amazon App Store, open it. Going from my memory hit Menu>My Apps>Cloud>Download. Go to downloads, select the app and use package installer. You must have your GS7 set to allow non Play Store app installations. If you don't have the Amazon App Store installed, go to Amazon Android Apps and install it first.
     
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    Thanks Chris! Got it and the amazon app store downloaded on the GS7 now!
     
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    12/26 - free favorite apps of the day - 10 apps for today

    Amazon.com: Apps for Android



    Where's My Perry?
    The Lost City
    Osmos HD
    Ultimate Hangman HD
    Daily Ab Workout
    Fraction Calculator Plus
    Chimpact
    Voxel Invaders
    From Cheese
    Business Calendar
     
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    How do you get the print share app from amazon to recognize/connect to your printer.Does your printer have to be a wifi type printer?I turned my desktop and printer on and played around a while with no luck.Any info will be appreciated? :confused:
     
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    Mike try these troubleshooting steps from the PrinterShare web site:

    PrinterShare® - Troubleshooting



     
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    As far as I know the printer has to be a Wi-Fi printer on the same network or a network printer connected to a device on the same network that supports network printers. It can not be connected by USB to Google TV and the app can not find a printer connected to a network computer without having the printer set up as a shared network printer.
     
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    Chris thanks for your input. I was just curious if you tried using a printer with PrinterShare through the USB port on GTV? According to the PrinterShare web site devices are required to have "android USB host" and be at least running android 4.1 (or higher). Technically android USB host became available with android 3.1 - so that's why I was curious. Probably the required drivers weren't included for GTV devices? But hopefully USB printers will be supported with the GTV Jellybean update.

    https://developers.google.com/tv/android/docs/gtv_android_features


    PrinterShare® - Printing to USB printers
     
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    I don't recall connecting a printer by USB to Google TV running Honeycomb but I feel certain it won't work and I don't know if Jellybean will make it possible. No drivers and no way to install drivers with the Google TV Honeycomb version is probably the reason I decided it won't work without trying it but even if it would work, I don't want a printer sitting by any of the HDTVs in house so the Wi-Fi printer option is what I would use in any event. I am happy with the his app and use it fairly often to print something I need to take with me, an advertised deal or instructions for something, maybe driving directions.
     
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    Oh ya, the Google Cloud printer or whatever that is called works with the free and paid versions but I have never had one of those.
     
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    I have my 8 year old Epson printer connected into the USB port in the back of the Sony GS7 box, with the box on ethernet connection, and the PrinerShare app works fine (no wifi used at all, or any PC/network involved).

    Also, PrinterShare issued an update for supporting the Jelly Bean update a while ago.
     
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    Apparently the PrinterShare app can provide drivers for USB use, good to know, but I can't imagine there will be many people interested in having a printer sitting by their HDTV, I know I am not but at least we do know it meets one person's needs.
     
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    Did you get it to work through the USB connection? If so, then it should work with the Logitech Revue, since both are on Honeycomb. This is the second free printing app that I've missed out on! I'm going to have to start visiting this website more often.
     
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    When I use the printerShare app there's a message/click to the main menu: and then click "select printer," and an options menu drops, stating the options of: "wifi;" "Nearby Bluetooth;" "Nearby USB;" "Google Cloud," and "Remote Printer." I check-off the option of: "Nearby USB" and my specific Epson model printer appears on the app's "printing control page." The system remembers that specific model from when I originally chose it upon sign-up from the app's scan of Epson printers.

    There is a default check-off for using the same printer mode of the options list each time, but it doesn't seem to "hold" the default of "Nearby USB" option. However, this just results in merely having to make that one extra "check" for "selecting" the "Nearby USB" option each time that I use the printer.

    So, the options seem to cover a wide spectrum of anyone's possible printer situation/requirements. I'm not surprised because PrinterShare, as you probably know, has a ton of regular updates where they're always adding compatibility for new printers.
     
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