Install Snap Store on Linux ARM Device
Snaps are app packages for desktop, cloud and IoT that are easy to install, secure, cross‐platform and dependency‐free.
This makes it easy to find and install Snaps.
Beware that Snap packages can be slow and buggy, especially on Raspberry Pi computers. Many would advise finding non-Snap ways to install apps you use often.
To run: Menu -> Preferences -> Snap Store
To run in a terminal: snap-store
Fortunately, Snap Store is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Snap Store.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
Snap Store will run on either an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS or ARM64 OS.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Snap Store
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Snap Store.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Tools category.
Now scroll down to find Snap Store in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Snap Store for you!