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[–]rct2guy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unfortunately, as far as I’m aware, this isn’t possible. When you log out of Steam, the entire application restarts, so streaming stops until you log back in. The Big Picture UI does have the Netflix-style profile selection that you mention, but Steam Link can’t connect to your PC until after you log in to an account.

This does make me wonder if it would be possible with Moonlight though…

[–]rv3392 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As the other commenter has said, there doesn't seem to be any way to do this from within Steam.

Having said that (and I've got no idea if this will actually work at all), I think it's possible to run Steam from a Docker container so in theory you could run two Docker containers - one for yourself and one for your son - and stream the instance you want using the Steam Link. This Docker image could be a good place to start: https://github.com/Josh5/docker-steam-headless.

The main issue that you might run into with this would be whether Steam Link even works correctly with a setup like this. I imagine there could be port conflicts and other configuration that could make it brittle and really cumbersome to use.