Use Printoid & OctoPrint Anywhere on Android Devices.

Printoid for OctoPrint is a great mobile app for controlling your printer from a mobile device. Follow this quick guide to access Printoid anywhere using Android.

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What is Printoid?

Printoid helps with remote 3D printer management, connecting Android devices to OctoPrint-enabled printers.

Printoid is a feature-rich interface for OctoPrint servers, offering video streaming, multiple server support, smart file management, and comprehensive 3D printer control. It ensures a secure connection and comes with cool extras like timelapse downloading and custom command support.

Lets Get Started: Printoid Remote Access

  • Create An Obico for OctoPrint Account

    Start by visiting the Obico website and sign up for a free account. The great news is that no credit card information is required for the free tier, making it accessible to all 3D printing enthusiasts.

  • Printoid Optional: Download the Obico for iOS or Android App

    If you are feeling lazy and just want remote printer access, you can stop here and download Obico's iOS / Android mobile app with built in remote OctoPrint access.

Next Step

Install the Obico Plugin on OctoPrint

To get started, open your OctoPrint web interface and head over to the "Settings" section. Within the settings, choose "Plugin Manager." Search for the "Obico" plugin, click on "Install", and then patiently wait for the installation process to complete.

Restart OctoPrint after installation.

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Link OctoPrint to Obico

After restarting, you'll come across the Obico setup screen where you should select "Setup" and then choose the "Web Setup" option. This will lead to the generation of a unique six-digit verification code. To link OctoPrint to Obico, head back to the Obico website and click on "Link OctoPrint." Simply input the six-digit verification code you received and confirm the link to establish the connection between the two platforms.

Don't forget to give your printer a fun new name!


Link Obico Account to Printoid

Open up the Printoid app on your mobile device. As you're setting things up, the app will give you different options on how you want to setup remote access; make sure to select "Obico" from those choices. After you pick "Obico", the app will do some quick work in the background. In a moment, it'll ask you to log in with your Obico account. Once you enter your details and log in, you'll be all set and connected!

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What's next?

It's essential to plan for the future. While the Printoid provides remote access, it may come with data limitations.

To avoid reaching data limitations, please consider using the Obico mobile app. Obico provides an ever expanding amount of features, including remote OctoPrint access, to give a smooth 3D printing experience. Download now for iOS or Android!


Can I use Printoid on iOS?
No, Printoid is only available on the Google Play Store and will not work on iOS. If you need a solution for iOS please check out the Obico app with built-in remote OctoPrint access.
How do I set up Printoid for remote 3D printing?
To set up Printoid for remote printing, install Printoid on your mobile device, enter your OctoPrint server details, and configure the connection. Ensure your OctoPrint server is accessible over the internet.
Can I monitor and control multiple 3D printers with Printoid?
Printoid supports managing multiple OctoPrint servers and printers. You can switch between them within the app for convenience.
Do I need Printoid PREMIUM to connect with Obico?
No, the LITE version of Printoid allows for remote access to your OctoPrint & connection with Obico. However, Obico allows for up to 350 megabytes per month of usage for free. Please consider the Pro Plan if you want a worry free experience.
Still have questions?
Join the Obico Discord Server to get your questions answered from the Obico team and other community members.