YouTube: Enable autoplay for video I uploaded (as Unlisted)

Normally, when I watch a YouTube video, I see the AutoPlay option above the "up next" videos on the right of the screen.
AutoPlay
However, for a video I uploaded, I don't see the same option.
Missing Option
I should say I have the mode of the 2nd video set to Unlisted, rather than Public. (Unlisted means that the only way someone can view it is via direct URL.)

How can I activate this option so I can start my day listening to this video and then have it move seamlessly onto the next one...

Thanks!
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
I'm fairly certain that "up next" is only shown on public videos. You'll see the auto-play section missing from the right rail and also missing from the overlay that shows up on the primary video (at the end), on unlisted and private videos.

I have to assume that with unlisted and private videos, Youtube is not analyzing the content to identify related videos as a matter of respecting the privacy of the video.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
create your custom playlist in youtube and copy the playlist embed code somewhere and add it to a html file that you open in your browser
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
David,
Hi, it's not really a playlist I'm looking to create. All I want is to have this one video behave the same way numerous other videos behave: Simply jump to a related video automatically when it finishes playing.

Are you saying this behavior can't happen with an "Unlisted" video?

Thanks,
Steve
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
yes because it can only be accessed via the correct url
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
@David - Yes, only means of access is via correct URL. But to clarify, I'm not expecting to appear on my auto-play section. I'd just like to have something else auto-play after it.

@Lucas - I do see a list of "related" videos on the right, which seem reasonable. (My video is Classical music and the autoplays looks to be Classical as well.)
It's the button itself that's missing.

Thanks.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
As an addendum to Lucas' comment: I think YouTube is analyzing the content b/c the related videos make sense. Or,maybe it's basing them on my viewing habits? In any event, I'm closing this question. Thanks.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Lucas, thanks for your help.
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