Install Thunderbird on Nintendo Switch


Email client with many features like a tabbed interface, smart spam filter, address book, search and filter tools, encryption, and numerous add-ons.
To run: Menu -> Internet -> Thunderbird
To run in a terminal: thunderbird

Fortunately, Thunderbird 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 Thunderbird.


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.
Thunderbird 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 Thunderbird

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

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

Now scroll down to find Thunderbird in the list.

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

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