Brother Print Service Plugin APK

Version 1.7.0 -
Last updated: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 1:52:50 UTC

Brother Print Service Plugin apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.7.0 (28)
Apk Size48.46 MB
App DeveloperBrother Industries, Ltd.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download Brother Print Service Plugin 1.7.0 APK

App Description

Brother Print Service Plugin is brother,printservice,productivity,print,service,plugin, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Brother Industries, Ltd. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.7.0 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 12643+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

The Brother Print Service Plugin enables you to print directly from your Android devices (Android 5.0 or later), to your Brother printer through a Wi-Fi network. As this is a plugin application, you can print using the "Print" option of supported Android apps. Please see below for supported applications (as of March 2015):

- Chrome Browser
- Gmail
- Photos
- Google Sheets
- Google Slides
- Google Docs
- Google Drive

The following print options are available (compatible options will depend on the selected device):

- Copies
- Paper Size
- Color/Mono
- Orientation
- Media Type
- Quality
- Layout
- 2-sided
- Borderless

After installing this application, you must activate it in one of the following ways:
- Tap the icon displayed in the notification area immediately after installation, and enable it in the displayed screen.
- Tap "Settings" on your Android device and tap "Printing", then select "Brother Print Service Plugin". Enable it in the displayed screen.

Please visit your local Brother website for supported models.
*Please note the email address [email protected] is for feedback only. Unfortunately we cannot reply to inquiries sent to this address.

App ChangeLog

  • Software Update

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

change network connectivity
Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. I-avatar



    This is the Best printer hands down!!! Why? If you are sick and tired of buying Ink this IS the printer for you!!!! Little to no paper It's intuitive! If you unplug it or your wifi updates for any reason, push reset button modem then quickly carry out the setup process. Get a separate printer for color that way your documents will have the black ink it needs when you need it. Ink jet uses your ink to clean the printer ill never buy one again.

  2. B. Rizen-avatar

    B. Rizen


    Iv'e never heard of the company before, but WOW!! I'm glad i took a chance & brought a Bother Printer, it's well known & works Great. I have no problem refilling ink or getting anything thats needed to keep it going. It connects easly to my phone, laptop ect. Thanks Brother co. for a Great Printer. Also id like to thank all ur employees for a good job, through these difficult times with covic -19

  3. cpududester-avatar



    Rarely ever able to print. 75% of the time I am unable to connect and print. I have two Brother wireless printers, and it's equally terrible on both printers. I have no issues printing from my PC, so there's no network issue. I have also disabled my VPN, but still having intermittent issues printing. Terrible, really terrible!

  4. Laura Weir-avatar

    Laura Weir


    This app doesn't work well, but I've managed to make it work, usually. It doesn't always show a print option in apps, but in some (like Chrome) it is hidden under the "Share..." menu. Once you click that, Print should be listed among other share options. Often, it claims my printer isn't available. I know it is. If I click the list of printers, suddenly the printer will show up as available and I'm able to print. If I try to print more than one job at a time, the 1st one works and the rest fail.

  5. Kenny Go hard-avatar

    Kenny Go hard


    An absolute load of rubbish. It is impossible to use with my phone. You cannot enable it in the 'select printer' window. This is 2020. It really shouldn't be that hard to develop some program to work seamlessly with either apple or android os. I wish I never spent my money on the printer in the first place.

  6. Stephen Carman-avatar

    Stephen Carman


    Both Brother and Samsung dropped the ball here. I won't be playing games when Samsung places blame on Brother for not writing a plug in. Samsung sells printers and they are purposefully working against Brother here. Particularly the Galaxy S10+ will not work with my Brother Laser HL-2170W. Previously it was great on my android Galaxy S5. Now Brother says it won't work with androids! No, joke that is what it says when I try to get a plug in. Wasted toner cartridges. Wasted phone purchase

  7. J Kenney-avatar

    J Kenney


    Works pretty well, with occasional hiccups. Sometimes it will take a few seconds for your phone to reach out and contact the printers on your network, and/or wake the printer from sleep- so your printers may not appear for a few awkward seconds, and then suddenly pop up. Otherwise, the service works well for the two brother printers on our network.

  8. Andrew Diniz-avatar

    Andrew Diniz


    After installing this app, i had to disable and then re-enable my android's own print service plugin before this Brother plugin managed to find my printer wirelessly. If you get this working once but then it fails at a later date, try assigning your printer a static ip address. I suspect your Android device is expecting the printer to be at the same ip address it was at when you configured this plugin. However, it will almost certainly have changed.

  9. Byron Howard-avatar

    Byron Howard


    It just works. Not sure why this gets so much hate. You download it, open it to ensure its active and in any supported program, you can now select it as a print option if connected to the wifi network your brother printer is on. I just printed this on my 2014 wifi enabled brother printer and it worked perfectly first try, no miss, no fuss. The printer does not appear immediately and does need to be out of standby mode. Still, pretty painless. Thanks brother!




    I have a brother printer. Tried install & setup several times with brother printer to print with samsung phone, and an i phone, printer constantly shows up as not available, switch apps back and forth for anywhere between 1-5 minutes and miraculously the printer shows up and will print, Costantly have to switch apps to get it to show up. Major pain when printing several documents...

  11. Yooper Couple-avatar

    Yooper Couple


    It works sometimes and other times I can't print anything for days with it. So annoying, and very inconvenient. I've used this app for three years, and I would love to see the bugs worked out.

  12. Samantha M-avatar

    Samantha M


    Never works. Constantly says unavailable when printer m and android are both connected, reset, no error messages. It either isnt recognized on my phone, computer or tablet, or when it does decide to be recognized it's never available to print. Brother used to be the best with no issues, ever. Now its constant and a struggle.

  13. Georg Eischen-avatar

    Georg Eischen


    Very good most of the time. However, lacks ability to manage print scaling, so that previews take a long time to form and often require an unacceptably large number of pages.

  14. Sylvain Fluet-avatar

    Sylvain Fluet


    I suggest you not buy a Brother printer. Useless in 2020. Print Service used to work but now fails to find existing printers or allow me to add a new one. I uninstalled and reinstalled, but same nonsense. Looks like a lot of others have had this issue and Brother hasn't bothered to answer for weeks.

  15. Clint Artes-avatar

    Clint Artes


    Prints well but can't work out why it doesn't have draft mode. There isn't much I print (from my phone) which needs normal/fine quality. Mostly items for me to read and discard. 'fast draft' is a standard setting on the printer, suggest devs expose it in the spooler.

  16. Patrick Ross-avatar

    Patrick Ross


    This app allows printing from a browser but not from Adobe. I'm not sure why I would ever print from a website. The only file I can imagine needing to print from my phone is a PDF, like a boarding pass or a ticket for somebody, which this app cannot do.

  17. Product, Not a customer-avatar

    Product, Not a customer


    Absolutely WONDERFUL! ❤️ Thank God it crashes my wireless devices ! ! TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS of this spectacularly sub par "app" JUST TAP INSTALL.. Don't you bother yourself with silly, unimportant things like TOS or PRIVACY POLICIES, Just tap the I ACCEPT and enjoy! 😀👋

  18. Vladislav Roussinov-avatar

    Vladislav Roussinov


    The service uses to work fine on my old phone, but now I cannot add a printer. When I try to add a printer I only get a message "cannot add printer". Both phones have Android 9, but for some reason it's working with one of them and is not working with the other.

  19. Grace Hill-avatar

    Grace Hill


    What is wrong with this plug-in software??? I have to Uninstaller then reinstall the plug-in then maybe it works. I noticed that a lot of people have the same issues. Please hire new programmers or tell the existing ones to stop toking.

  20. michael c-avatar

    michael c


    I've started having the same issues as everyone else. Used to work great. Now my phone can't find the printer. Can't print anything. Basically from this week. Hoping for a fix soon!

  21. Anomah Ngu-avatar

    Anomah Ngu


    I have a brother 8xxx series wifi/internet MFP and regular desktops that print an scan to it. The service pn Android going direct to the printer via wifi causes numerous random resets on the printer and also random crashes on the printer.

  22. Brian Michel-avatar

    Brian Michel


    Doesn't work at all. Can't add or find a printer that is connected to wifi. The Brother Print and Scan app works 100% from my Samsung s20, this one is garbage.

  23. Jessica Gray-avatar

    Jessica Gray


    I wish i knew about this app years ago! It seamlessly integrates my phone with my wifi-printer, allowing me to print using the menu that is native to my phone. I love not having to open or share to a 3rd party print app.

  24. William DeLeeuw-avatar

    William DeLeeuw


    I suggest you not buy a Brother printer. If you have one, already, consider using it to hold down that tarp in your yard. They've gone from pretty good to completely useless in 2020. Print Service used to work but now fails to find existing printers or allow me to add a new one. I uninstalled and reinstalled, but same nonsense. Looks like a lot of others have had this issue and Brother hasn't bothered to answer for weeks.

  25. Christine Nguyen-avatar

    Christine Nguyen


    Used to work better. Now there are hiccups where you wait and look for your printer which sometimes doesn't show up.

  26. Ceci Diaz-avatar

    Ceci Diaz


    My phone was not picking up the printer and I restarted my phone and it found it! Might work for you. It worked for me after I restarted my phone and had downloaded the Morphia app. Then Brother App also picked it might just need a restart!:)

  27. Marc Barbani-avatar

    Marc Barbani


    Works good with one Brother printer only. But if you get a second Brother printer the app won't allow you to add it. Why? Very frustrating!

  28. Bacchus Girl 1313-avatar

    Bacchus Girl 1313


    Software update sucks never can find my printer now. Thank you for messing up the app so now I can't print. Why did I pay this much for a printer if it does not have wireless printing abilities. Should not have to have an app to print either. Just a dang headache is all it is.

  29. kmottershead1-avatar



    Won't even open on my phone. Can't update or connect printers. 80mb of storage space used for what? Hopeless! Zero stars.

  30. Siwing Cheung-avatar

    Siwing Cheung


    Please allow adding a printer manually (without broadcast). I have seperated networks e.g. VPN and I cannot add the printer if it's not in the same broadcast domain.

  31. Ajang Deng-avatar

    Ajang Deng


    A simple function cannot be executed. Send a file, print it. Nope. It's 2020 and we got mobile phones doing a billion and one things easily and this printer can't do one simple task. I deeply regret ever buying this printer and using this service. I'm out

  32. innateivane-avatar



    It's a real pain to try and print anything using this app. It requires some major work

  33. David Hudson-avatar

    David Hudson


    The things that i wanted to print were cropped to the point that three was no use printing them.

  34. Joshua Henson-avatar

    Joshua Henson


    I use to be able to print directly from my phone, now I have to go through the brother print/scan app, find what I want (which isnt always easy) than print. I can still print to my old brother printer from my galaxy s5, but not from my galaxy note 8 or galaxy s10. Please fix it!

  35. Lynn Wells-avatar

    Lynn Wells


    Works fine for me. It even printed fine from my very old tablet. I have no clue why the others that put up the bad reviews have such a problem.

  36. Chris Fast-avatar

    Chris Fast


    Used to work great. Now it gives "Internal Error Cannot Continue" errors ALL the time. Better to just buy an HP printer. The HP app works amazing!

  37. Kory Freshwater-avatar

    Kory Freshwater


    Couldn't just use the standard print server built into every Android phone, had to develop your own sub par app that simply cannot connect to your own printers

  38. Amit Brahmbhatt-avatar

    Amit Brahmbhatt


    Downloaded on android to connect with DCP L2550 DW. Worked the first time and now doesnt find and connect with the printer. Have an app for ios for the same and works fine

  39. Luis Arteaga-avatar

    Luis Arteaga


    App stop working in android phone time after time, uninstalling and installing it back again is the only thing it helps, i which it would work easier.

  40. Joe Empero-avatar

    Joe Empero


    printer always "offline". Prints fine from computer over wifi. App shows correct ip address of printer and ink levels, but printer always offline and unavailible

  41. Gary Redman-avatar

    Gary Redman


    It bits now it's telling me that it can't add a printer to use on my phone. I've downloaded 2 different Brother apps and it's still not working. To

  42. naina agista-avatar

    naina agista


    excellent everythings,function good but the ink {color)price is so expensive (it is bad)thans

  43. Lance Neiswander-avatar

    Lance Neiswander


    It doesn't work about 75% of the time, I've uninstalled it and reinstall it, made sure that it is updated, but no success. Please fix this, thank you.

  44. Darlene Robertson-avatar

    Darlene Robertson


    The 49 Meg update with a whats new that says nothing. Be clear in what your software is installing. This blank whats new.make me think you are up to no good.

  45. Sally Carpenter-avatar

    Sally Carpenter


    It never works. My son fixes it then after a short amount of time it won't work again.

  46. Sue Mains-avatar

    Sue Mains


    Can't print with rhis app. any longer. Says app is installed but only seem to be able to print thru Brother iPrint/Scan which is not as convenient. Sucks!

  47. Kaori-avatar



    Just barely okay... Prints fine, but I really wanted to be able to adjust the scale of my print job just like my my computer. Disappointed.

  48. Ronald Levonius-avatar

    Ronald Levonius


    Cannot find my MFC9840CDW USING ANDROID and WIFI. 😏 😭 The printer is cable connected to the router which allows it to work with my wifi connected computers without issues. 😎 🤗

  49. Catherine S-avatar

    Catherine S


    it just says "can't add printers". no explanation, no suggestions on how to fix it.

  50. Jamie Dodd-avatar

    Jamie Dodd


    App keeps crashing and won't load my documents I need to print. It is saying there is an internal issue and it's nothing to do with my documents. Over it!

  51. Jared Johnson-avatar

    Jared Johnson


    Not sure if it's the printer, app, or both. Doesn't find printer, inconsistent, wastes my time

  52. Ross N-avatar

    Ross N


    Since the last update it no longer works, it just can't find the printer. Nothing more to add except it seems i'm not alone with this issue. FIX IT AND ISSUE AN UPDATE !!

  53. sam smith-avatar

    sam smith


    Useless. Try to print and the message "Cannot add printers" comes up. Really? My phone saw the printer before installing the app, now it doesn't even see it. Don't waste your time.

  54. Melissa E-avatar

    Melissa E


    Used to work great until the last update. Now I cant print anything.

  55. Orch 1-avatar

    Orch 1


    It scan every time and it is slow. Cant change to bw instead of color. But works for printer that googe cloud is not normally supported.

  56. Gary Smith-avatar

    Gary Smith


    Continuously get errors about unable to add printer or unable to find printer. Totally pointless

  57. Claire Valente-avatar

    Claire Valente


    This used to work but doesn't anymore. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling but still nothing. It just says the printer is not available at the moment. Even if the printer is on and I'm standing right beside it.

  58. Conor O'Donoghue-avatar

    Conor O'Donoghue


    "Cannot add printers". No reason given!

  59. Brandoom 101-avatar

    Brandoom 101


    Used to work great now doesnt recognize the printer when both my phone and printer are on the same wifi.

  60. John Eckert-avatar

    John Eckert


    Have had this printer for 8 or more years. Great printer.

  61. Jeremy Tyrrell-avatar

    Jeremy Tyrrell


    Installed quickly, found the printer without any hassle, and printed straight away.

  62. John B-avatar

    John B


    got mine from a auction cost me a fiver just needed update would not update through wifi so I conected it through a data cable all works great now even wifi then when update finished I just diconected data cable then put wifi back on I have a lazer printer DCP-901-5CDW had to manually update from brother website though.

  63. tracy harold-avatar

    tracy harold


    Doesn't connect,just says 'cannot add printers',tried on two different devices same result.

  64. Adriel O'Dell-avatar

    Adriel O'Dell


    This app is glitchy. I have been continuing to have battery issues and decided to see why today, the result was that Brothers Print Service consumed 62% of my battery life today...

  65. Ben Phelps-avatar

    Ben Phelps


    Worked for me. The printer had to be out of sleep mode though.

  66. Christiaan Hoffmann-avatar

    Christiaan Hoffmann


    Keeps saying I can't add printer on my phone, even reset my printer to see if it could add printer then but doesn't work. but my airprint on my ipad works so I don't know whats going on.

  67. Doug Ivey-avatar

    Doug Ivey


    Used to be great, latest versions of the app no longer work for my printer

  68. the last slice of bread-avatar

    the last slice of bread


    I mean.. it let me print stuff? It's not exactly a game to rate.. it's a service. A add on.

  69. Victor Salvo-avatar

    Victor Salvo


    Only works sometimes. No rhyme or reason to it. Very frustrating.

  70. John Lethco-avatar

    John Lethco


    No longer supports MFC7860DW laser multifonction printer. Unreliable compatibility printing from various apps. A real disappointment, it used to work well for me.

  71. Chad Nelson-avatar

    Chad Nelson


    9330cdw fails to print. Sends data and printer receives data, but doesn't print. Can only print using the copy button that scans an image. Software has gone downhill.

  72. Pete Hurd-avatar

    Pete Hurd


    Was able to print (but only lanscape) before installing this, now my brother printer only prints error messages.

  73. Don't Cry-avatar

    Don't Cry


    Installs quickly, works perfectly, interface is easy to use, a bit dated but it's not something that really matters.

  74. The FPV Life-avatar

    The FPV Life


    With gaving a good internet and wifi connection why does this app printer print one day but not the next day when nothing was touched. It happens to often and its so unproductive.

  75. Nette Spencer-avatar

    Nette Spencer


    Had printer for years didn't use much now that I want to use having some problems.

  76. Darin Mikesell-avatar

    Darin Mikesell


    Not intuitive on how to install your printer after installing this printer service. Also says that your document will go over the internet, why, I'm on the same network as my printer?

  77. Kenneth Rodrigues-avatar

    Kenneth Rodrigues


    Have yet to get it work reliably with the mobile and MFC Brothers Printer still... Not working consistently

  78. She Cares-avatar

    She Cares


    Must disable all other print services or it runs slow and times out.

  79. Sarah Vossoughi-avatar

    Sarah Vossoughi


    Does not even open. Doesn't print. Zero functions.

  80. Juraj Husár-avatar

    Juraj Husár


    Doesnt work - need to use Print&scan app instead what is inconvenient. Tested with HL-1212WE

  81. Sean McKim-avatar

    Sean McKim


    Does not allow me to find new printers, does not function.

  82. Bill McGonigle-avatar

    Bill McGonigle


    Found my Brother color laser but always generated a "printer error". I installed Mopria instead and that works well. Android 10.

  83. Nora Stefanova-avatar

    Nora Stefanova


    It just sucks and makes problems regularly. It is a matter of luck to print something through it

  84. Sandra Quick-avatar

    Sandra Quick


    Will not connect but the printer say connect successibly

  85. Alice Tinajero-avatar

    Alice Tinajero


    I love my Brother, especially with bluetooth!! I now can print from my phone, all I have to do is scan documents and send them or print out!

  86. bhakta raj rai-avatar

    bhakta raj rai


    very nice and easy setting by mobile to printer Easy good

  87. Valerie Mast-avatar

    Valerie Mast


    Constantly stops working and I have to install and reinstall it.

  88. Guy Josserand III-avatar

    Guy Josserand III


    Why can't this add my printer? My old MacBook does it?

  89. Phil Nittolo-avatar

    Phil Nittolo


    It doesn't work anymore as of the first of the year, time for a new printer and app!!

  90. Wesley Terry-avatar

    Wesley Terry


    Just says “can't add printers”, no other info

  91. Adam Mahamad-avatar

    Adam Mahamad


    Does not work!! Says printer is unavailable

  92. Navin Kumar Singh-avatar

    Navin Kumar Singh


    Wrost 👎 printer plugin app Doesn't search brother printer this plugin app When I connected mobile📱 with Printer wire cable Why❓ What is this problem ❓😧

  93. Blockchains Quebec-avatar

    Blockchains Quebec


    The Most Print on the Go as well you can add and download i rating reach this applis 5 stars and 10/10 as ☆

  94. Marlyse Spicer-avatar

    Marlyse Spicer


    Since the update that I had no option on apparently, I cannot print. I have an Android phone

  95. Bee-avatar



    Only works when it wants, but when it does its great

  96. Jared _-avatar

    Jared _


    It's functional and practical. The refresh period can be a bit slow, even on a 5ghz AC wifi

  97. pmongii-avatar



    Nevers works, always says no printer available

  98. aneek podder-avatar

    aneek podder


    It doesn't work with my mfc-2700 dw. Tried several times but nothing is working.

  99. Melissa Lasky-avatar

    Melissa Lasky


    Stopped working with last update. Will not purchase another Brother printer.

  100. Unsinkable Medusa-avatar

    Unsinkable Medusa


    When it works it's a bare bones print service. When it works.