Install Puffin on Nintendo Switch


Speeds up web browsing thanks to cloud servers.
This web browser uses cloud servers to load websites for you, instead of making your Pi do it all.
Result: a claimed 1600% browsing speed increase.

To run: Menu -> Internet -> Puffin Internet Terminal (Demo)
To run in a terminal: puffin-internet-terminal-demo

Fortunately, Puffin 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 Puffin.


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.
Puffin 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 Puffin

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

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

Now scroll down to find Puffin in the list.

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

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