Install Mu on Nintendo Switch


A simple Python editor for beginner programmers.
This is probably the simplest Python code editor available, with an intuitive UI designed to make sense on first run. Mu is the recommended Python IDE by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

To run: Menu -> Programming -> mu
To run in a terminal: mu-editor

Fortunately, Mu 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 Mu.


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.
Mu 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 Mu

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

Then click on the Programming category.

Now scroll down to find Mu in the list.

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

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