Many cable customers cutting the cord, opting for antennas and streaming services instead

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Spencer Obrecht says he got rid of cable in his house years ago.

“I think it’s kind of an antiquated way to consume media at this point,” he said.

Instead, he uses a popular option: streaming services.

“With Netflix or HBO, you can watch what you want to watch when you want to watch it,” Obrecht said.

He isn’t alone. Netflix announced Monday they added over 1 million streaming subscribers in the U.S. and over 3 million in the rest of the world just this quarter.

Best Buy said they get questions about several streaming services and digital antennas, a way to still get a number of broadcast channels for free.

“A traditional one is antennas. We have a few different options. With some, they have a 50 mile range. You can stick them to a wall and they mold,” Best Buy sales manager Ben Hasenauer said.

Obrecht says he has one and it’s a way to get the channels he still wants, plus it didn’t cost much.

“An antenna is 20 bucks and you can get an HD antenna,” Obrecht said.

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