What is the point of an app setting "Auto-play ... 'Up Next'..." = checked if...
It doesn't seem to work?
Maybe I misunderstand the purpose, but in my mind it means...
if I'm playing a shuffled mix of all my movies... it will finish one, start the next in the random list it made... automagically, without waiting for me to tap play on the up-next screen.
if I'm playing a series of a show... it will finish an episode, and then play the next unwatched episode... again automagically, without my having to tap play on the up-next screen.
There was a time it worked like this, consistently, on android... now sometimes it works (for movies) but with an arbitrarily set wait time (something else I'm not really fond of) but sometimes it doesn't. And I've yet to have it work with a series. The only thing it does seem to work with is user-defined playlists (qualifier: it's been a couple android updates since I checked with playlists), which while nice that it works in this case, is not really practical in a large library of series and defeats the purpose of tracking watched vs unwatched to boot. (a playlist for each series? really?) Nor is it practical for playing random movies from the library, which I like to do often since I don't always know what I'm in the mood to watch and am willing to at least give a random offer a chance rather than have to seek through everything by hand to see what strikes my fancy at the moment.
My smart TV's (2 different brands) work this way (thank goodness) as do my windows computers (at least last I checked, though honestly I don't watch on my computers until I'm out of other options). Shouldn't behavior be consistent (as much as possible) across player platforms? This doesn't seem a hardware dependent issue to me, but again, perhaps I'm mistaken.
If I misunderstand the intent of the setting, I'd sure appreciate an accurate interpretation. If, however, I've got it right, is this going to get corrected... and if so is there an ETA?