How to Watch 'Criminal Minds' Online for Free

Catch up on all of the intriguing drama before the final season airs this fall. 

How to Watch 'Criminal Minds' Online for Free

CBS' hit drama series Criminal Minds is gearing up for its 15th and final season, which is set to debut on CBS and CBS All Access this fall. Throughout its run, Criminal Minds has delivered gripping (and terrifying!) stories of serial killers and highlighted the brave men and women who capture them. 

Through the series, we've laughed as Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) spoiled her loved ones with quirky gifts, cried tears of joy when 
Jennifer Jareau (A.J. Cook), aka JJ, gave birth to her two children, cried tears of sadness when Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) left the BAU and applauded when David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) reunited with his family

And, yes, we're still reeling from the season 14 finale when JJ said she loved Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler). 


Obviously, fans are dying to know what, if anything, happens between JJ and Spencer in Season 15, as well as how the beloved series will end. But, until the 10-episode final season airs this fall, hardcore fans and Criminal Minds beginners can catch up on past seasons online. 

Here's how you do it: You can watch it on


If you don't have CBS All Access, you can watch Criminal Minds Season 14 for free online or on the CBS app. The episodes are free, thanks to ads you'll endure as you watch. But hey: Free! 

Or watch on CBS All Access.


New CBS All Access viewers can enjoy a week of programming — including live TV, every episode of Star Trek, The Good Fight, Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone and, of course, the 14th season of Criminal Minds — for free. After your free trial, the service costs $5.99 per month for limited commercials and $9.99 per month for commercial-free plans. 

You can download the CBS All Access App on any smart device, as it is supported by Android and iOS. Additionally, you can stream from devices like Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Channels, PS4, Samsung TV, Xbox or from your desktop by going to 

CBS All Access currently has all 15 episodes from Criminal Minds Season 14, which you can watch while enjoying limited or no commercials. 


Need to catch up before the 15th season airs this fall? 


If you want to go back and watch every season, you have options! Netflix currently has the first 12 seasons of Criminal Minds. New customers can stream thousands of shows and films on Netflix for one month for free. After that, you'll have to pick a plan and pay monthly to view.

You can also kick off a Criminal Minds marathon by purchasing episodes or seasons from Amazon Prime and Google Play. Vudu also has past seasons, but you have to pay $1.99 per episode or purchase an entire season to watch. But, hey, it's worth it to get your BAU fix, right? 


Happy streaming!