Q. What's the difference between a skill and a feature?
A. A feature is something Alexa is able to do from the moment you turn on your Alexa-enabled device. For example, Alexa can answer questions, give you the weather forecast, tell jokes, and so much more. Some features—like smart home control and voice/video calling—still require other compatible devices. A skill, on the other hand, is something you select from the Skills Store and enable on your device, just like adding apps to your smart phone or tablet.