Nintendo has added a new map-like feature to the Switch’s user interface, more than five years after the console was first released. It is included as part of system firmware version 14.0, which is now available for download.
Since this is Nintendo, the system doesn’t work exactly as you’d expect. It’s called “groups” and you can’t put anything on the home screen – instead you have to scroll all the way to the right to go to the vertical list of all your software and press L. Allows you to access or create groups of different games. Nintendo has posted a guide to using the feature here.
It won’t do much to help you organize your home screen or entire list of games then. I already have a Switch library big enough to keep that list in alphabetical order and find what I wanted to play that way. But the group feature can still be useful for self-management. I have a lot of games from the Sega Ages and Arcade Archives series of retro reissues, for example (shout out to Virtua Racing), and with Switch groups it’s easy to put them into custom collections.
Version 14.0 of the Switch’s firmware also includes adjustments to the system’s Bluetooth audio function, which was added in version 13.0. Nintendo says you can now adjust the volume of Bluetooth headphones or speakers using the Switch itself or buttons on the Bluetooth device, which wasn’t possible before. The Switch now displays the audio volume according to the button press on the Bluetooth device, and the maximum output volume for some devices has also been increased.