Install OBS Studio on Nintendo Switch

OBS Studio

Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.

Available Versions:
ARM32/ARM64 - Debian Bookworm: 30.1.2
ARM64 - Ubuntu Noble: 30.1.2
ARM64 - Ubuntu Jammy: 30.1.2
ARM32/ARM64 - Debian Bullseye: 29.1.3
ARM64 - Ubuntu Focal: 29.1.3
ARM64 - Ubuntu Bionic: 28.1.2

To run: Menu -> Sound & Video -> OBS Studio
To run in a terminal: obs

Fortunately, OBS Studio 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 OBS Studio.


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.
OBS Studio 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 OBS Studio

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

Then click on the Multimedia category.

Now scroll down to find OBS Studio in the list.

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

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