Install Dot Matrix on Nintendo Switch

Dot Matrix

The glyph playground of creativity from simple lines

Run from Menu: Menu -> Graphics -> Dot Matrix
Run from Terminal: flatpak run io.github.lainsce.DotMatrix

Fortunately, Dot Matrix 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 Dot Matrix.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu, which is currently version 5.1.0 Ubuntu Bionic.
Dot Matrix 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 Dot Matrix

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

Then click on the Creative Arts category.

Now scroll down to find Dot Matrix in the list.

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

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