Install Alacritty Terminal on Nintendo Switch
A fast, cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator
Run from Menu: Menu -> System Tools -> Alacritty
Run from Terminal: alacritty
Fortunately, Alacritty Terminal is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Alacritty Terminal.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Jammy, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Jammy.
Alacritty Terminal will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Alacritty Terminal
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Alacritty Terminal.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Terminals category.
Now scroll down to find Alacritty Terminal in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Alacritty Terminal for you!