A system and method for distributing media content. Transactions for the purchase of content units can be consummated while users sample the content through a player device. For example, a listener of satellite radio could decide to purchase a song currently being played on the receiver. In some embodiments, content can be downloaded on a back channel before the sampling activities are complete (e.g. before the song is finished).

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