An interesting new feature in the iOS 14 Music app is the Autoplay button. Shaped like an ∞ symbol, if you tap this button, the Music app will continue to play “similar” music after your current play queue has completed.
It works a bit like Genius, which is no longer available in iOS, in that it creates a playlist of music based on what was in your play queue, whether it’s an album, playlist, or just a single song. Or its similar to creating an Apple Music radio station based on some music.
Many people are discovering this accidently, when they get to the end of a music selection and find that music continues. There’s a clear message showing when the Autoplay feature kicks in, so if you look at the Music app you’ll see what’s happening.
My first discovery of this was unexpected. I had accidentally tapped the button, and, at the end of some ambient album, some fairly loud music came on. I don’t recall what it was, and it could have been “similar,” in the same way that Fat Lady of Limbourg is similar to This River, above.
In any case, it’s a good way to play music for a long time without choosing what to listen to.