Amazon Alexa

Your Sandman Doppler has Amazon Alexa built-in.

Amazon Alexa is the intelligent cloud-based voice service that you can talk to on your Sandman Doppler. Speak to Alexa through your Sandman Doppler to play music, hear the news, check weather, and control your smart home. Alexa is in the cloud and is always getting smarter, delivering new capabilities to your device automatically.

To use Amazon Alexa, you’ll need to set up the Doppler. Download the Sandman Clocks app, and follow the in-app instructions or follow our guide here. Once set up, you can talk to Amazon Alexa on your Sandman Doppler.

Using Alexa on your Sandman Doppler is simple and hands-free – just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly through your Doppler. For example:

“Alexa, what do I have on my schedule today?”
“Alexa, how long is the drive to work?”
“Alexa, what is today’s weather?”
“Alexa, set an alarm for 7:00 am”

Mute Microphones:

Press .

Wake Voice Assistant:

Press .

Do Not Disturb

Amazon Alexa features the ability to block notifications, such as calls and messages, to your Doppler. It does not block alarms or timers. To turn it on or off, please visit this link.

Alexa Features

To learn about Alexa features, please visit this link.

Discussion

9 Comments

  1. What happens to Alexa-managed alarms if I lose internet connectivity or power? Is there any failsafe for those alarms on the device itself?

    1. Hi Seth, the alarms will persist and go off normally if you lose internet connectivity. If you lose power, the internal buzzer will sound at the proper time. This is true for all alarms, Alexa alarms included.

  2. Any way we can get access to the request sounds for the device in the Alexa App? I would like to shut off the peeps when it recognizes the wake word.

  3. When will the “announcements” and “drop in” features be activated? The ability to drop in or announce is one of the Alexa main features.

    1. Hey Sean, we are working on this along with calling and messaging. We are hoping to have done in a couple of months. Thanks!

  4. Will the Alexa app ever be active, as in able to recognize the wake word versus having to push the mic button? Used to have one of their Spots as a clock and got used to just being able to say “Alexa…”

    1. Hey Mike, the wake word, Alexa should work. Please reach out to support if you aren’t able to talk to the Doppler like your Spot. Thanks!

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