'Go to slide' will automatically play the slide, you have set for a particular slide, when that slide ends. If you have set advanced by user option as yes, then at the end of slide, you have to click on play to traverse to the slide you have set at 'Go to slide'.
Next and previous buttons which are to the right of play button have no role in it, they will get you forward/backward as normal.
Adobe Presenter Engg. Team
Got it, thank you for the quick response!
Is it possible to configure the Previous and Next buttons in the playbar per slide? I saw that you can turn off the playbar per slide, which would be another option, but I do not have an ASA or subscription service so I don't have access to that functionality.
For playbar turn off option, you have to wait for Presenter 9 release. Previous/next buttons are not configurable.