I'm using a pro controller and I enjoy watching YouTube to fall asleep to. However, I always wake up to dead batteries due to the controller staying active all night.

Is there any way I can keep my Switch on but without having my controller powered on?

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There is a small black button (the sync button on a Pro Controller) between the L/R buttons that switches off a controller as shown here

On the Joy Cons, it is in this location:

Arrow pointing to location of button on inner edge of Joy Con

In most games, switching off the controllers will pause the game until you switch them back on. I'm not sure if this applies to YouTube, though.

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    I tested, you don't get the pause if you turn off controllers in YouTube.
    – jitter
    Jul 7, 2021 at 19:01

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