The File Extensions Database


.PYA File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft Corporation
  • Category: Audio and sound Files

What is an .PYA file?

.PYA is Microsoft PlayReady DRM audio data

The pya file extension extension is associated with the Microsoft PlayReady, a Digital Rights Management system that can be integrated to portable devices, smart phones, tablets, smart TVs etc.

The .pya file stores audio protected by PlayReady.


How to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.pya files.

How to convert:

You cannot convert *.pya files to anything else, you need to first decode them using proper credentials.

How to solve problems with PYA files

  • Associate the PYA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PYA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PYA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PYA file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .PYA is Microsoft PlayReady DRM audio data. Because only the current version supports the latest PYA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft Corporation manufacturer website after an available .PYA is Microsoft PlayReady DRM audio data update.
  • To make sure that your PYA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.