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Criminal Minds fans, it finally happened. After years of being able to stream the longtime procedural drama on Netflix, the streamer said goodbye to the hit TV series. In other words, it might be a little harder for folks to get to know (or revisit) the fan-favorite group of criminal profilers in the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) of the FBI.
Before we do anything, let's recap what's going on. After 15 seasons of airing on CBS, the show ended in early 2020. While viewers were not too thrilled about its abrupt finish, their faith was restored in February 2021 when an announcement revealed a reboot was coming out on Paramount+. Yes, there may have been back and forth over whether the show was officially "dead." But Deadline reported early this year in February that a revival was still on the table, with six actors returning: Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler and Paget Brewster, making the news that much sweeter.
Here's the thing though: Until we know more information about the reboot (like when it will premiere), fans will need to figure out a new way to stream the original series since it's no longer on Netflix. Read on to learn more details about how you can continue getting your fill of investigative cases.
Where to watch or stream Criminal Minds:
To start watching Criminal Minds online, you'll need to have a Paramount+ account first. If you don't have a login yet, you can try out the platform with a free one-week trial before choosing a plan. The essential plan starts at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year with limited ads. While the premium plan costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year with no ads and downloading capabilities. Students will want to take advantage of the 25% discounted rate offered on the site.
If you're already subscribed, you just need to head over to the show's page on the Paramount+ website or the Paramount+ app. But in case you're not interested in signing up for another streaming platform, Hulu also has three seasons of Criminal Minds (13, 14 and 15) as part of their library. Elsewhere on the internet, Criminal Minds is available to watch when you buy episodes or seasons on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play Store and Vudu.
Alternatively, you can also use a streaming platform service that has a live TV component with DVR and record Criminal Minds as it airs on different channels. YouTube TV subscribers can do this by adding the show to their library and watching it anytime.
Happen to be caught up on all 15 seasons? Read about what to expect in the Criminal Minds reboot here:
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