How to watch Fingernails online: stream the Riz Ahmed romantic drama where you are

Riz Ahmed opposite Jessie Buckley in Fingernails, a new romantic drama on the Apple TV Plus streaming service.
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Watch Fingernails online

Fingernails premieres on Friday, November 3. Viewers can stream the film everywhere that Apple TV Plus is available. Currently abroad? Simply use a VPN to connect to your streaming subscription from anywhere. Read on for full details on where to watch Fingernails online.

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Premiere: Friday, November 3 at 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am GMT / 7pm AEDT
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Let’s imagine a future in which scientists have created a seemingly fool-proof test that can (bear with us here) establish if a relationship is destined to end badly. Would you take it? And would you trust the algorithm over your own instincts? That’s the concept of Christos Nikou’s romantic drama, and below we explain how to watch Fingernails online and for free on Apple TV Plus with its 7-day free trial.

But why fingernails? The test, which is conducted by a sort of steampunk microwave invented by Love Institute's dogmatic technologist founder Duncan (Luke Wilson), requires a blood sacrifice from each of its subjects in order to work its magic, and in this reality fingernails betray the heart's secrets.

Despite having her love connection with Ryan (Jeremy Allen White), her boyfriend of three years, ratified by the test, Anna (Jessie Buckley) has her doubts about their relationship, and snaps up a job at the institute in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of romance.

She might have hoped for better than Hugh Grant marathons, negative punishment and blindfolded sniff tests. 

Anna's real education begins when she strikes up an instant bond with her Love Institute colleague Amir (Riz Ahmed), one that's natural, passionate and reciprocal, everything her relationship isn't. 

A cautionary tale about misplaced faith in algorithms and the deeply flawed figures behind them, keep reading as we break down how to watch Fingernails online. It's 100% FREE too, if you’re a new subscriber.

How to watch Fingernails online from anywhere

Friday, November 3

Apple TV Plus subscribers can watch Fingernails from Friday, November 3. The film lands on the platform at 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am GMT / 7pm AEDT.

Offering a raft of exclusive movies, documentaries and kids shows, with most offered in glorious 4K and HDR, there's currently a 7-day Apple TV Plus free trial for you to try it out. If you choose to continue, the Apple TV Plus cost thereafter works out as $6.99 / £6.99 / AU$9.99 per month.

Where is Apple TV Plus available?

Now available in over 100 countries, including the United States, the UK, mainland Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India, Apple TV Plus is Apple's very own exclusive subscription streaming service.

You can sign up and watch Apple TV Plus content through Apple’s TV app, which is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac computers, some supported third-party smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Sony. You can also get Apple TV Plus on Chromecast in addition to Roku and Fire TV devices, plus PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles.

Alternatively, you could also watch Apple TV Plus on a browser like Google Chrome.

What else should I know about Apple TV Plus?

While Apple's answer to Netflix has a comparatively small library of films and shows to get stuck into – a little under 200 and counting – what's available is genuinely top-notch, well-produced fare with very little in the way of filler.

Some of the best Apple TV Plus shows include stellar series like Slow Horses, Severance, Silo and Foundation, while the Jason Sudeikis comedy Ted Lasso was the service's breakout success.

On the best Apple TV Plus movies front, it even has an Oscar Best Picture winner in CODA – an award that Netflix is yet to win. Plus, huge blockbusters like Killers of the Flower Moon and Napoleon will be exclusive to Apple TV Plus following a theatrical release.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.