OctoPrint Anywhere: Access OctoPrint Remotely Over the Internet
2/24/2020: OctoPrint Anywhere is being deprecated and replaced with The Spaghetti Detective. The Spaghetti Detective is from the same developer and adds new features like automatic failure detection!
This guide will show you how to access OctoPrint over the Internet (from anywhere) using the OctoPrint Anywhere plugin, allowing you to monitor your prints from your phone or other remote device. OctoPrint itself is [intentionally] limited to connections over your local network. But what happens if you want to monitor your print from work, the bus, or the coffee shop?
This is where OctoPrint Anywhere steps in. It allows you to securely control the core features of OctoPrint over the Internet without needing to mess with port forwarding on your router. OctoPrint Anywhere is free to use for your first printer, plus $5 per month for each additional printer.
Safety meeting: You should never leave your 3D printer unattended, no matter which printer you have. This guide is meant to let you monitor your 3D printer remotely, but you should ensure a spouse, coworker, roommate or friend is near your printer while printing in the case of an emergency.