I have set autoplay to off in settings, but when I enter a playlist video, the next video still starts when the one I am on ends.


No, you can't set Autoplay to OFF for playlist.

Since it is a playlist, so the concept of Autoplay doesn't lies here as you are playing a list and not a single video.

  • It looks like you're right. I had thought that you could turn off autoplay for playlists in the browser but not in the app, but I cannot do it in the browser, so I was mistaken. – jcarpenter2 Jan 24 '18 at 21:01
  • Your answer is correct, and your reasoning makes sense at first glance. But remember that a playlist is often not intended to be played as a long chain, but rather just a grouping of videos. For example, the YouTube default Favorites "playlist", and the "playlists" that channels use to organize their content by topic, are really just groups of videos. – hypehuman Apr 12 at 6:48

Despite being commonly used to organise channels videos in to themes, rather than as more traditional playlists, this is an oddly unavailable option. This is a particularly odd omission as there is ordinarily an auto-play on/off toggle within the video controls and this option used to be available for playlists in the browser, but only when not using a playlist. While a bit of a cop-out, your best bet is to use a browser such as chrome and a plugin to do this for you.

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    Note that Chrome on Android doesn't allow browser extension though. – Andrew T. Apr 8 at 3:59

Turnoff the loop option. Check the imageenter image description here

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    That is to loop the whole playlist, i.e. if the playlist ends it will be played again from starting if loop is enabled. – global_warming Jan 24 '18 at 12:42

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