Trigger play button automatically upon tapping speaker button

I often see end-users use RAB and SAB. When they want to listen to the audio, they get as far as tapping the speaker in the upper-right corner. But they expect the audio to start playing with just that action. They don’t notice the audio bar that appears at the other end of the screen. They just end up tapping the speaker button repeatedly, and get frustrated.

These are my suggestions to improve the usability of the audio features:

  1. Automatically trigger the Play button as soon as the speaker button is pressed.
  2. Include some kind of brief animation near the audio bar, that is also triggered the first 30 times the speaker button is pressed. This could be a kind of a brief ripple animation that extends out from the Play button.

Thanks so much!