My goal is use the Airplay Apple functionality from the Sonos One, but have the speaker be a part of the surround.
Or would it be better to place the Sonos One independently somewhere else?
Best answer by Airgetlam
The Sonos One, when bonded as a surround speaker, loses its functionality for Alexa purposes. And, using the Sonos software, you can't have a One and a PLAY:1 as surrounds, they both have to be the same model type.
So, you're better off placing the Sonos one somewhere else.