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Cord-cutting growing as many ditch dishes, cable

Households are increasingly ditching cable and satellite in favor of streaming video services. (Source: WAFF) Households are increasingly ditching cable and satellite in favor of streaming video services. (Source: WAFF)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

More and more Americans are ditching cable and satellite packages for streaming services. 

It's called "cutting the cord" and it could save you as much as $100 every month, reports our sister station WAFF.

Many now rely on an over-the-air antenna along with Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu subscriptions. 

"We were paying for a lot of channels that we weren't even watching," Daniel Horton told WAFF.

Apple, Roku, Amazon, and Google all offer devices that cost between $30 and $100 that can replace your cable box. Many come with apps pre-loaded like Netflix and Hulu. An over-the-air antenna. That can run you less than $30 in most areas, and gives you free access to over the air channels including digital subchannels carried by many local stations.

Click here to calculate what you could save if you choose to cut the cord at your household.

Read more from WAFF: http://www.nbc12.com/story/28181745/growing-numbers-ditch-dishes-cut-cords-with-TV-options

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