After Vee enters the store to try on the dress, the man in the shop says "its very expensive." This line is a nod to Julia Roberts's interaction in Pretty Woman (1990). Julia Roberts is Emma Roberts's aunt.
Similarly to Scream 4 (2011), Nerve stars Emma Roberts, features a character named Sidney, and uses instant fame as a cautionary tale. In Scream 4, Roberts also happens to star alongside co-star Dave Franco's fiancé Alison Brie.
YouTube star Casey Neistat featured himself and younger brother viewing a private screening of the film on July 10, 2016, via his YouTube channel. Neistat is featured in the trailer for the movie and is credited as a player/watcher.
The trivia items below may give away important plot points.
Vee and Sydney, when saying goodbye to each other, touch their own noses. This is a nod to an element of the book being that Sydney and Vee learned the sign language alphabet to communicate with one another secretly
At a later point in the movie, Ty (Machine Gun Kelly, credited as Colson Baker) completes a very risky dare. When he celebrates his daring success, he pretends to have an automatic gun in his hands and sprays bullets wildly into the air. This is a direct reference to his stage name.
Keeping with the Apple Products theme, when Vee finds herself in the third phase of the game (Prisoner), she is contacted via a 1st generation iMac. The translucent body cover fits right in with the colorful environment the film has.