Episodes of the CBS police procedural television series "Criminal Minds" are not legally free to watch online, as of 2015. VUDU.com, Amazon.com and Google Play provide episodes of the series for between $1.99 and $2.99. Full seasons of the show are typically available for between $19.99 and $39.99.
VUDU.com and Amazon.com carry episodes in both standard and high definition. VUDU.com also provides episodes in HDX format, which encodes titles in a similar way as Blu-Ray Discs by using technologies such as psychovisual processing, film grain preservation and color gradient processing. "Criminal Minds," created by Jeff Davis, first aired in 2005. The series has earned three Primetime Emmy award nominations for outstanding stunt coordination.