Seriously ?? IMO there's absolutely no need to make ironic assumptions towards web site developers in order to make things better, the 90's are gone, yelling won't help 'cause things are a bit more complicated to implement, they have to deal with APIs, a ton of code & language, web browsers & WW3 requirements...etc.
OK so let's have Sonic Academy switching to a 3rd party streaming solution such as My Teachable and then raise their subscriptions pricing for everybody in order to cover the costs, right ??
Again, what is annoying or not perfect for the end user & people paying for a subscription is definitely something to discuss about & therefore you're right to make requests & suggestions either here on the forums or directly with S.A support, but just bear in mind that solutions might not always be as simple as it looks.
I'm sure S.A team will be looking into this, the new site features have been built based on long time members & subscribers requests, it perhaps took a while but they make it happen.
So let's keep it open minded & nice here on the forums, it's no one intention to blow smoke at people's requests & questions here, when I mentioned to try the "pop up" player format, I wrote "It's resizable and might help on mobile devices", I never said it was solving the audio unmute & full screen issues.
OK, so by now it 's a +2 request, others members feeling a real need for this and suggestions welcome