Install Transmission on Nintendo Switch

Transmission

Lightweight BitTorrent client
Use this to download torrent files from the Internet. For example, you can download a Torrent version of Raspberry Pi OS.

To run: Menu -> Internet -> Transmission
To run in a terminal: transmission-gtk

Also see the Deluge app.
Note: Torrents can contain illegal material, like pirated movies or cracked games. You use Transmission at your own risk.

Fortunately, Transmission 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 Transmission.

Compatibility

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.
Transmission 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- 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 Transmission

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

Then click on the Internet category.

Now scroll down to find Transmission in the list.

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

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at https://pi-apps.io