App: Amazon Alexa Setup

(This step is optional. If you don’t want to use Amazon Alexa please tap “Finish Later” at the bottom of the screen.)

Next, we will set up Amazon Alexa to work on the Sandman Doppler. Tap “Connect to Alexa.”

Tap “Sign in with Amazon”

Note: If you already have the Amazon app, some of the following steps may be automated.

Tap “Get Started.”

You’ll need to login to your Amazon account in order to set up Amazon Alexa on your Sandman Doppler.

If you do not have an Amazon account, you’ll need to create one for Alexa to work on the Doppler.

After the login, you’ll be taken to the “Things to Try” page in the Sandman app that shows examples of how to use Alexa on the Sandman Doppler.

You can now speak to Alexa on your Sandman Doppler by saying the wake word “Alexa.”

Press “Done” to go to the Sandman app’s home screen.



  1. There’s a bunch of settings that aren’t available for the Doppler that are available for Echo devices in the Alexa app (being able to turn on or off noise when the voice assistant turns on, changing the wake word, etc). Is that going to be updated in the future or is that a limitation on Amazon’s side?

    1. Zach, in future software versions you’ll be able to turn off the Alexa tones. Amazon only allows the Alexa wake word at the moment. What other features are you looking for?

  2. How do I play Spotify on my doppler. Alexa says that “Spotyfy is not supported on this device … ”
    Please advise!

    1. Janne, Spotify is not currently supported, but almost every other music streaming service is. We are working on Spotify support.

    1. Hi there, you can log out of Alexa but going into the side menu and click sign out of Amazon Alexa. If you just want Alexa to stop listening to you, you can press the mute button and this will disable Alexa.

    1. Alexa will play music from Amazon Music, Tune in, Iheartradio, Audible, Deezer, and SiriusXM. We are hoping to add other streaming services like Apple music and Spotify in the future.

    1. Hi John, this is a limitation set by Amazon. They only let third-party Alexa devices use the Alexa wake word rather than others like “computer” or “echo”. We are hoping they change this in the future!

    1. Hi Warren, I don’t have an update for you in terms of timeline, but it’s up there in priority. After the next big update which will include cloud support, multi-doppler support and a bunch of polish updates we wil be working with Spotify for support and approval. Spotify has made it very hard to get things working on their platform, so it’s going to take some time. Sorry for the bad news and thanks for the patience!

  3. Trying to set up Alexa, it let’s me sign in but that’s as far as I get, when I click to setup after log in it just spins and never goes any farther. Rebooted phone, still same issue. Thanks

    1. Can you please try logging out of your Amazon shopping app and then try it again? This might help! If that doesn’t work, please make sure you’re connected to wifi. Let us know if that helps. Thanks!

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