Install btop++ on Nintendo Switch


Awesome terminal resource monitor and task manager, similar to htop.

To run in a terminal: btop

btop shows CPU, memory, network, and disk usage, along with a task manager.
btop is also very user customizable, with different layouts and ways of displaying CPU, memory, network and disk usage.

If you want to look at screenshots of btop, go to the GitHub README.

Fortunately, btop++ 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 btop++.


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.
btop++ 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 btop++

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

Then click on the System Management category.

Now scroll down to find btop++ in the list.

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

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