A Hulu BYA Error is a playback error and typically looks something like this:
Error playing this video
Sorry, we encountered an error playing this video. Please try restarting the video or select something else to watch.
Error code: BYA-403-007
In most instances, it is caused when Hulu service goes down for an unapparent reason so it is best to make sure if that’s the case with you before we move on to other fixes.
If the error pops up while you were streaming a video, the first thing you should try is watching another title from the Hulu library. If you find that other videos are working promptly then it means that Hulu is going through a partial outage that affects some specific titles only. However, if you find the BYA error persistent with all other videos too, chances are that Hulu service is having a total breakdown. It could also be due to a problem with your internet connection or streaming device but it is best to rule out the likely possibility of a Hulu service outage.
Hulu outages aren’t frequent but not an unlikely occurrence either. Hulu has a massive viewership of 58 million+ users and such temporary service related issues come inevitably with managing an infrastructure as huge as this. In order to be sure if it is one of those sad times when Hulu is down, you can use contact Hulu customer support for an update or run a quick search on Hulu’s official social media channels. Many people also use a third-party service such as downdetector as it makes it easier and quicker to check the exact status of the outage and its impact. Here’s how you can check if Hulu is down using downdetector:
If you see multiple Hulu outages then the matter is simply out of your hands and all you can do is be patient while Hulu fixes the problem itself. Bugging Hulu support wouldn’t do much good either as they wouldn’t be able to tell you anything that you don’t already know.
Now, in case you find that Hulu service is working fine then it is time to run a test run on your streaming device and internet connection. Here are a couple of quick fixes you can try.