Install ArmCord on Nintendo Switch


ArmCord is a custom client designed to enhance your Discord experience while keeping everything lightweight.

To run: Menu -> Internet -> ArmCord
To run in a terminal: armcord

Fortunately, ArmCord is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install ArmCord.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Noble, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Noble.
ArmCord will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

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- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install ArmCord

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install ArmCord.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Internet category, which leads to the Communication category.

Now scroll down to find ArmCord in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install ArmCord for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at