How To Watch All CSI TV Shows in Order (And Where To Watch Them)

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The CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) franchise has been delighting viewers with the forensic side of crime for the past 24 years, and it’s still growing. In late June, The Real CSI: Miami is set to debut on CBS, marking the sixth installment in the CSI universe.

As viewers wait for the next series to arrive, now is the perfect time to catch up on the franchise. This guide will explain where and how to watch every CSI TV show in order using popular streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Paramount+ and more!

The CSI franchise kicked off in 2000 with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. It follows the day-to-day lives of the Las Vegas Police Department’s crime scene investigators as they utilize physical evidence to solve crimes. The series boasted a memorable cast, including William Peterson, Catherine Willows, and Laurence Fishburne. Meanwhile, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was among the first crime shows to focus on criminalists, forensic entomologists, and blood-spatter specialists instead of the typical rugged cops or brilliant detectives, and it quickly became one of CBS’ most popular series of all time.

Soon, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation earned its first direct spinoff, CSI: Miami. The show featured an all-new cast of characters in a different city but utilized the same formula popularized by the original series and followed the Miami-Dade Police Department crime scene investigation team. The spinoff managed to stand on its own as it focused more on the detective side of crime and arguably boasted the best cinematography in the franchise. It wasn’t long before CSI’s first spinoff received its own spinoff with CSI: NY, which garnered attention for the unique crimes and mature subjects it explored.

Unfortunately, CSI’s streak of successful spinoffs faltered with CSI: Cyber. The show had potential as it was the first to delve into the growing world of cybercrime and boasted an Oscar-winning lead star, Patricia Arquette. However, viewers were sorely disappointed by the poor depiction of cybercrime in the show and the sharp decrease in the quality. After the short-lived CSI: Cyber, the franchise returned to its roots, reviving the original series with CSI: Vegas. The show found a nice balance of newness and nostalgia but demonstrated declining interest in the franchise as it became one of CBS’s least-watched shows.

Undeterred by the cancelation of CSI: Cyber and CSI: Vegas, the CSI franchise forged ahead with The Real CSI: Miami. It will be vastly different from the previous spinoffs as it’s an unscripted docuseries focused on real-life cases and how forensic science aided the victims and their families in receiving justice. In a way, it brings the franchise full circle by tackling the original show’s goal of shining a light on the work of forensic scientists.

How to watch the CSI franchise in order

Viewers can watch the CSI franchise in either release date or chronological order. Chronological order will require switching between series, but it will ensure a better understanding of how the shows fit into the CSI universe and connect to one another.

Here is how to watch the CSI franchise in chronological order:

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Seasons 1 - 2

  • CSI: Miami Season 1

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 3

  • CSI: Miami Season 2

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 4

  • CSI: Miami Season 3

  • CSI: NY Season 1

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 5

  • CSI: Miami Season 4

  • CSI: NY Season 2

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 6

  • CSI: Miami Season 5

  • CSI: NY Season 3

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 7

  • CSI: Miami Season 6

  • CSI: NY Season 4

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 8

  • CSI: Miami Season 7

  • CSI: NY Season 5

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 9

  • CSI: Miami Season 8

  • CSI: NY Season 6

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 10

  • CSI: Miami Season 9

  • CSI: NY Season 7

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 11

  • CSI: Miami Season 10

  • CSI: NY Season 8

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 12

  • CSI: NY Season 9

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Seasons 13 - 15

  • CSI: Cyber Seasons 1 - 2

  • CSI: Vegas Seasons 1 - 3

Where to watch all CSI TV shows online

Another option is watching every CSI TV show in release order. Check out the list below that provides information on where to stream every CSI TV show online and in order!

Netflix
Amazon Prime Video
Disney Plus
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV
Hulu
Crunchyroll
fuboTV
Max
Max Amazon Channel
Epix Amazon Channel
Crunchyroll Amazon Channel
Peacock
Kocowa
Amazon Video
Google Play Movies
YouTube
Paramount Plus
Paramount+ with Showtime
Paramount Plus Apple TV Channel
Starz Apple TV Channel
AMC Plus Apple TV Channel
Britbox Apple TV Channel
Paramount+ Amazon Channel
Discovery+ Amazon Channel
AMC+ Amazon Channel
The Roku Channel
Showtime Roku Premium Channel
Paramount+ Roku Premium Channel
Starz Roku Premium Channel
AMC+ Roku Premium Channel
Showtime Amazon Channel
AMC+
MGM Plus Roku Premium Channel
YouTube Premium
YouTube Free
The CW
Hoopla
CW Seed
Fandango At Home
VUDU Free
Starz
Criterion Channel
PBS
FXNow
Tubi TV
Kanopy
Comedy Central
Microsoft Store
Sun Nxt
Crackle
AMC
AMC Theatres
Fandor
Curiosity Stream
NBC
MGM Plus
Freeform
History
A&E
Lifetime
Shudder
Acorn TV
Screambox
Sundance Now
Popcornflix
GuideDoc
BritBox
MUBI
Netflix Kids
Boomerang
ALLBLK
History Vault
Eros Now
Yupp TV
MyOutdoorTV
WWE Network
Smithsonian Channel
Laugh Out Loud
Pure Flix
Lifetime Movie Club
Boomerang Amazon Channel
PBS Kids Amazon Channel
Cinemax Amazon Channel
Hallmark Movies Now Amazon Channel
PBS Masterpiece Amazon Channel
MZ Choice Amazon Channel
Viewster Amazon Channel
Spamflix
Pluto TV
HiDive
VIX
Night Flight Plus
MTV
Retrocrush
Classix
Dekkoo
Shout! Factory TV
Chai Flicks
OVID
Mhz Choice
Vice TV
Shudder Amazon Channel
MUBI Amazon Channel
BritBox Amazon Channel
AcornTV Amazon Channel
Fandor Amazon Channel
Screambox Amazon Channel
Sundance Now Amazon Channel
Adult Swim
USA Network
Fox
FlixFling
Bet+ Amazon Channel
Rakuten Viki
AMC on Demand
TCM
Bravo TV
TNT
Food Network
BBC America
IndieFlix
AHCTV
TLC
DIY Network
HGTV
Investigation Discovery
Science Channel
Destination America
Discovery Life
Animal Planet
Discovery
Motor Trend
Travel Channel
Cooking Channel
Paramount Network
Here TV
TV Land
Logo TV
VH1
DreamWorksTV Amazon Channel
Flix Premiere
TBS
AsianCrush
Revry
DOCSVILLE
Spectrum On Demand
OXYGEN
Hi-YAH
tru TV
DisneyNOW
WeTV
ARROW
Plex
Plex Live TV
Plex Player
WOW Presents Plus
Magellan TV
BroadwayHD
The Oprah Winfrey Network
Filmzie
Dogwoof On Demand
MovieSaints
True Story
Martha Stewart TV
DocAlliance Films
KoreaOnDemand
Hoichoi
iQIYI
Metrograph
Public Domain Movies
Freevee
Eventive
Cultpix
FilmBox+
aha
ShortsTV Amazon Channel
Bet+
Takflix
Klassiki
Starz Amazon Channel
Netflix basic with Ads
Cohen Media Amazon Channel
Popflick
ViX Premium Amazon Channel
Runtime
Fandango
Telemundo
Discovery +
Reveel
Ovation TV
Angel Studios
Cineverse
AD tv
Midnight Pulp
FYI Network
Xumo Play
National Geographic
Atom Tickets
Shahid VIP
DistroTV
myfilmfriend
Cinemark
Outside Watch
Cinepolis USA
Full Moon Amazon Channel
Citytv
Univer Video
GlewedTV
Toon Goggles
Noggin Apple TV Channel
A&E Crime Central Apple TV Channel
Acorn TV Apple TV
ALLBLK Apple TV channel
UP Faith & Family Apple TV Channel
Topic Apple TV Channel
Tastemade Apple TV Channel
Sundance Now Apple TV Channel
Shudder Apple TV Channel
Showtime Apple TV Channel
ScreenPix Apple TV Channel
OUTtv Apple TV Channel
MotorTrend Apple TV channel
Lifetime Movie Club Apple TV Channel
Hallmark Movies Now Apple TV Channel
Eros Now Select Apple TV Channel
CuriosityStream Apple TV Channel
Cinemax Apple TV Channel
BBC Select Apple Tv channel
BET+  Apple TV channel
Carnegie Hall+ Apple TV Channel
IFC Films Unlimited Apple TV Channel
HISTORY Vault Apple TV Channel
HISTORY Vault Amazon Channel
Carnegie Hall+ Amazon Channel
Lifetime Movie Club Amazon Channel
Film Movement Plus
Amazon Prime Video with Ads
Troma NOW
Regal Cinemas
Harkins Theatres
B&B Theatres
Marcus Theatres
BYUtv
Kino Film Collection
Tubi TV Live
Pluto TV Live
Cineverse LiveTV
Strand Releasing Amazon Channel
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  1. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    #1

    A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by scouring the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.

  2. CSI: Miami

    CSI: Miami

    2002

    IMDB 6.5 (61k)

    #2

    CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and character-driven drama in the same vein as the original series in the CSI franchise, except that the Miami CSIs are cops first, scientists second.

  3. CSI: NY

    CSI: NY

    2004

    IMDB 7.0 (49k)

    #3

    Follow the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers identified as "Crime Scene Investigators".

  4. CSI: Cyber

    CSI: Cyber

    2015

    IMDB 5.5 (11k)

    #4

    The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent Elijah Mundo, tasked with solving murders, cyber-theft, hacking, sex offences, and blackmail.

  5. CSI: Vegas

    CSI: Vegas

    2021

    IMDB 7.4 (9k)

    #5

    Facing an existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab, a brilliant team of forensic investigators must welcome back old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.