Install YouTubuddy on Nvidia Jetson


Simple YouTube search engine, downloader and player.

  • No web browser required! Easily search for videos and play them with a few clicks.
  • Extremely lightweight - one bash script.
  • Perfect for downloading/playing batches of videos with a few clicks.
  • Supports searches, playlist URLs, and direct YouTube links. In addition, this supports URLs to many other video sites for easy downloading.

To run: Menu -> Internet -> YouTubuddy
To run in a terminal: ~/youtubuddy/gui

Fortunately, YouTubuddy is very easy to install on your Nvidia Jetson in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nvidia Jetson.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install YouTubuddy.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Nvidia Jetpack for your specific Jetson (Jetson Xavier, or Jetson Orin).
YouTubuddy 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 Nvidia Jetson 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 YouTubuddy

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

Then click on the Multimedia category.

Now scroll down to find YouTubuddy in the list.

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

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